Bits of This 'n That So Come Sit Awhile
Thepotatoes, turnips, broccoli,cabbage, beets (detroit red, golddetroit, and striped heirloom),romaine lettuce, radish, red leafSwiss chard, bell peppers, jalopenapeppers, green beans, wax beans,roma tomatoes, heirloom pink andrutgers. My herb garden includes,chives, Italian basil, red basil,cilantro (for the salsa!!)and peppermint ( I dry the leaves and make my own tea).The flower garden is mostly perennial, save for a shady spot,,,where I did plant some hot pink impatiens in front of Annabelle hydrangea bush.Today, my back aches but oh, it does feel good to have it all done!!!!
Petra: I can't imagine having the gardening all done by April 22. Here we don't do much before the middle of May, and it was always potatoe planting day when we had the May 24 holiday for the Queen's Birthday. You certainly plant a variety of beets, I haven't tried the gold or striped heirloom. I am not familiar with the term "rutgers", maybe we call them rutabagas (turnips)??My flower garden is mostly perennials also. I have had the regular and choc. mint leaves and made tea. Nice.
good for you! what a lot of work.
Elaine, Rutgers is a tomatoe , very common in this area....great for sauces etc, much like the roma,except the romas are almost all meat, very little juice in the fruit.Normally we can put things out midApril. We did experience a very heavy frost for a few nights thatblackened our lilac leaves but the blossoms are now breaking out,which is late for here. We are a zone 5B-6.As a CAnadian (Calgary) and coming from a zone 3, this is a lovely change.
Post a Comment