Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Whatcha plantin? - April 21st

It's time to report what veggies (or fruit) you are planting this weekend!

Bird's nest gourdI finally dug the weeds out of the side bed and it's ready for planting. So, this weekend, I'm planting:

*Sugar pie pumpkins
*Bird's nest gourd (okay, they're ornamentals)
*Jack Be Little pumpkins

Do you see a theme here?

I also bought my replacement tomatoes so I'm planting:

*Black Prince tomato
*Brandywine tomato
*San Marzano Roma tomato
*Sweet Million Cherry tomato
*Red Beauty bell pepper

What are you guys up to?


QT said...

I can't plant yet here - Zone 4 anyone? I am seeing a few tulips made it thru the snow we had last week, tho.

San Marzano's are delicious sauce tomatoes. Get ready because those babies really produce!

Heather said...

Patio Orange tomatoes, from seed. I'm a new gardner, practicing for the move to the homestead in a couple years. Wish me luck.

Anonymous said...

I've had tomatoes, peppers, and zuchinni starts since the 1st of the month (California!) and started little lettuces, spinach, and carrots from seed at the same time. My caspian pink heirloom is three times its size at planting, but my cherokee purple hasn't even doubled. The caspian pink is flowering - I think it's even ahead of the more commercial hybrids (I was anxious to get things in the ground and had a hard time tracking down many heirlooms) like early girl and beefsteak.

The zucchini leaves turned yellow last week, so I got some organic fertilizer this weekend and hope they'll pick up their color.

The herb garden is off the hook!

This is my first garden...fingers crossed.

Trina said...

I've got brussel sprouts, broccli, sugar snap peas, 3 different salad greens, kale, eggplant, tomatos, I think that's it.

Kris Shanks said...

I've got a bunch of tomatoes in the ground (Sungold, early girl, brandywine, and others) and just cleared out some enormous chard plants that had overwintered and put in some bush beans. Oh, and I've been busy squishing non-native garden snails. Escargot anyone?

Eva said...

We planted 4 types of lettuce, and will plant:
-4 types of tomatoes
-savoy cabbage

Clearing MORE of the yard for:
-Batwing Pumpkin
-Connecticut Field Pumpkin
-Autumn Wings (ornamental Gourds)
-2 types of Watermelon

Whew, hope we can get it all done!

April said...

I put my bird house gourds in my compost pile. I don't know if they'll come up or not, but I thought it would look cute to have them draping over the side of the wire cage.