Oh, MAN! I am SO, SO excited!
Our first Lakes and Valley CSA delivery is tomorrow!
Also with the delivery will come the bedding plants I ordered. So, what’s up for my Wednesday? Deciding, finally, where these plant-babies will go. I’ve got a few things coming that I need to settle a home for. I’ll also be picking up my order from Azure standard, which will include some perennial herbs. I like the idea of a perennial herb bed – as I made a list late in the winter of ‘what I missed’ that my garden didn’t have, or I couldn’t buy at a local farmer’s market last summer: sage. rosemary. thyme. (Just need parsley, and we can cue Simon and Garfunkel).
Here is what’s up:
Already in the garden (most just newly planted last Satuday, some planted as long as last November…ok, just one thing, the garlic):
– two varieties of beans. One green, one violet (new thing!)
– transplanted chives, rhubarb, and the ever-present-no-matter-how-much-I-try-to-get-rid-of horseradish. Good thing we like it.
– beets – detroit dark red, chioggia, and golden
– snap peas – sugar daddy
– raspberries (which you can see above)
– 4 developing strawberries!
– quinoa (a small experimental row, the seeds of which were a gracious gift for my birthday)
– Cuban oregano, san Marzano tomato,
Best boy tomato (stolen by squirrel, rabbit, or child. Not sure which), genovese basil, sugar baby watermelon (fried crisply. Too bad) (all of which I bought at an awesome plant sale at the Northern Plains Botanical Garden society! Most were $1!)
– garlic (which you can see above as well)
To be planted when delivered — tomorrow!!!! – Did I mention I’m excited?????
– brussels sprouts – Churchill
– zucchini – Elite
– tomatoes – brandywine, gilbertie, new girl and Matt’s wild cherry, and container tomatoes (oregon spring)
– bell peppers – ace and revolution
– hot peppers – jalapeno
– cucumbers – marketmore
– cabbage – kaitlin
– sage, lavender, thyme, rosemary
It should be an interesting plant shuffle. I think I’ll harvest the garlic fairly soon (I’ve never grown garlic before, but apparently I’m supposed to wait to pull it until the first 3 leaves die back and wither…1 of the three has withered on several of the plants. Once that’s out, I’ll just have peas there, which won’t be a forever thing — so there’ll be some space. ) I have one raised bed for the herbs, and possible a cucumber or zucchini, and then one additional completely empty raised bed. There are 4 others, but they are mostly spoken for. My other option is to put a few things in the strawberry bed. I had two surviving plants after winter, but hey — that’s a start. My lush raspberry crop was started with a gift from a friend of canes from her parent’s place, which I neglected to plant for…oh…about 4 – 6 weeks, after which 6 were plants, 4 survived. Now, I have thinned twice in 4 seasons! Strawberries, follow your fruity cousins and multiply – multiply I say! *I heart strawberries.
Anything up in your garden? On your patio? in your Terrarium?