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, May 5, 2007

Whatcha plantin? - May 5th

Go on. Hit me. I dare ya.¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

What are you planting in honor of the victory of the Mexican army over the French?

I'm planting:

*Black Beauty zucchini (yeah, I didn't get around to it last weekend)
*Another round of Chiogga beets
*More Oxheart carrots
*More Butterking lettuce

I also will be hilling my mutant potatoes from another planet (more on that next week...)


Anonymous said...

I have my tomatoes and radishes and strawberries already planted and was quite proud of myself cooing over my radish sprouts -- then disaster. Three days ago we had a hail storm with marble size hail, to the point where neighbors were shoveling their driveways! I had basil, white eggplant and red pepper seedlings sitting in the driveway getting some sun and they were shredded! I also had a jackamanii clemitis and all of my geranium starts out there as well to get the spring rain/sun, but that's another story. So today I am going to go out and assess the babies which are now safely ensconsed in my garage and see if they will need more TLC before I get them into the ground. I need some makeshift cloches to be sure!

Mother nature sure has a sense of humor! Hail storm in early May. I thought for sure I was safe to begin planting. But, to keep it in perspective, there are much worse things in life than having to replace basil!

Anonymous said...

hey there, i just popped over from greenpa's blog to check out the idea of an earth-lent. then i got distracted! haha. to answer your question, we planted green bell peppers and jalapeno peppers and cilantro and rosemary and thai basil this weekend. i feel it's a fitting combination for the celebration of cinco de mayo. add that to our six tomato plants, five pea plants, three zucchini plants, one yellow summer squash plant... and we have a veritable garden! not bad for nyc.