Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Garden Report

Lots of planting done today...hmmm, seems I don't have any corn from last year? Should check the "mouse proof" in the garage before I buy some though, maybe I stored it there.

Taters before hilling:

Taters after hilling:

The main garden, yeah I still don't have the fence all up. I'll get the other long side tacked up this weekend "good enough for this year."

Planted today:

Tomatoes (all from starts):
Beefsteak ... est. August 5th.
Jet Star ... est. July 27th.
Rutgers ... est. August 5th.
Big Boy ... est. August 2nd.

Pepper, start
Sweet Ivory

Eggplant, start. Unknown variety. est. July 14th.

Bush Beans
Long Tendergreen ... est. July 31st.

Summer Squash
Goldbar Hybrid ... est. July 27th.
Black Beauty Zucchini ... est. July 27th.

Connecticut Hybrid ... est. October 7th.

Some red variety, finished off about 12' of row.

This year I could've safely planted earlier. But hey, you never know when the last frost will hit. I don't think planting before Memorial Day here, for most things, makes a big difference -- plants usually just stay hanging out until the warmth hits them and drives them forward. I've seen that before with corn planted two weeks apart, once the heat came on heavy at the end of June the younger plants caught up with the older ones pretty darn quick. Planting earlier would help with time management, though. I may not get corn and a few other things in till next weekend now, and that's getting later then I like.

5/29 Garden Expenses:

6 six-packs of tomatoes and peppers @ $2.50/each, Putnam Farmer's Co-op: $15

2# seed potatoes, Agway: $1.50

1 six-pack, eggplants, Agway: $2.25

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