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I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Whatcha plantin'? - April 6th

Come on. I know you guys are up to something. You're planting something this weekend! Well, what is it? (Feel free to add links if you're blogging about it.)

We're planting:

*Val d'Or lettuce
*Butterking lettuce
*Spinach
*French radishes
*Early Italian purple garlic (a spring planting experiment)
*Chiogga beets
*Oxheart carrots
*Stockton red onions
*White Lisbon bunching onions
*Oregon sugar snap peas
*Pole beans

Meteorite!I also got notification that my tomato plants shipped so I better get crackin' and get those other beds ready for planting.

Ummm. Is it just me, or do beet seeds look like they are from some alien planet, errr plant?

10 comments:

QT said...

Chiogga beets - yum! Unfortunately, I wont be planting anything this weekend as we in the 20's at night right now until Sunday, I believe.

april said...

Yep, too cold here too. Such a bummer. I had a few beets last year and want more, more, more this year.

I bought onion sets this year for the first time. I wonder how they'll do? I haven't had success w/ many root vegetables, hopefully my new beds will help w/ that.

BTW I laughed out loud at your comment on my latest post.

El said...

What's pretty cool about those beet seeds is they're 2-6 seeds per alien-looking pod. Wild huh.

We'll still be snowbound this weekend so I will simply be pacing.

Crunchy Chicken said...

Well, hopefully it will warm up for you guys soon. I always forget what the weather is like in the rest of the country!

I'll have another "Whatcha plantin'" post in a few weeks to check in with you all.

Eva said...

we planted chiogga beets too!! and kale, broccoli, white & purple cauliflower, red & yellow onions, carrots. We'll see what happens! Can't believe this crazy warm weather we're having! Yippeee

Crunchy Chicken said...

eva - I know! I can't believe the weather. It was 78 at 7:00 pm. I was out mowing the lawn. Strange indeed.

Robbyn said...

Nasturtiums, cosmos, zinnias, wildflower mix, sunflowers, all in naturalizing areas (I hope)

and don't forget some Awwwnn-YAWWNS (onions)...nothing fancy. I'm determined to get the potatoes into SOMETHING grow-worthy, too. All of this, slated for Sunday, we hope! And more lettuce seeds...whatever I can get my hands on as far as local seed packets till I can order from the many seed companies I spend hours drooling over :)

You've got a great garden started...you go, girl!

Carol said...

Nothing planted this weekend, too cold. Yesterday (Saturday), we never got above 32 degrees. That's cold!

Leslie said...

Nice Blog.
In the garden: a few kinds of garlic (first year for garlic), egyptian walking onions (have done onions from sets but not these guys). Also planted pea seeds when it was in the 70s a week ago but it's been nothing but snow ever since :(

Later will be beans, tomatoes, and peppers.

guh! said...

It looks more like you've been cleaning up after a rabbit than like seeds . . . clearly I am no gardener!

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