Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's That Time...

Preparing for the planting of the Spring crop, we mapped out the rotation of our plants from the previous Spring.  Tony got out and tilled the garden one more time and then set up all of our rows for the Spring crop.

We took a trip to Plant and See and bought the seeds and seedlings for our Spring crop.  We purchased a good portion of this year's crop for $35.61.  Here's the breakdown of what we got today:

                Early Jersey Cabbage - 48 seedlings - $9.90
                Packman Broccoli - 40 seedlings - $11.88
                Yukon Gold Potatoes - 5 lbs. - $2.50
                Pontiac Red Potatoes - 9 lbs. - $4.50
                Yellow Onions -  - $1.50
                Imperator Carrots - 1/2 oz. - $1.25
                Dark Green Bloomsdale Spinach - 1 oz. - $1.75
We did not have very many freezes this winter, but we did get a light snow Feb. 16th, 2013.  We had, what will more than likely be, one of our last freezes of the winter last week.  We are determined to have a very successful crop this year and keep the bugs from destroying our produce.  We will also be investing in floating row covers and netting for some of our fruits and vegetables within the next few weeks to see if it will maximize our return this year.  Overall, we should definitely be able to get our money's worth!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Breaking Ground

Got out and tilled the garden up on February 2nd, 2013 to get prepared for planting the Spring crop.

Hoping to get off to a good start this year.  I generally put my plants in later than I like.  I hope to kick off this planting season on time and before the bugs get out and hungry. Cabbage worm, I will beat you this year.