Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The 2012 Garden

It's finally here! Time to plant the garden.
We got the hoop house finished this past weekend so now we have even more growing space.
Here's what we're planting in the garden and hoop house this year:
Everything is from seed unless otherwise noted.

Blue Lake Pole
Black Valentine Bush
Royalty Purple Bush

Green Arrow
Oregon Sugar Pod II
Little Marvel

Nantes Scarlet

All Blue
Modoc Red

Regal Hybrid

Experimental- from cut base of celery purchased at store

Bush Delicata

Sage (from start)
Oregano (from start)
Basil (from start)

Gray Mammoth Sunflowers

Tomatoes (all from starts):
Silver Fir Tree
Sweet 100
Gold Nugget

Yellow (sets from feed store)

I'm really excited about our tomatoes this year! This will be the first time that we will be able to plant and EAT heirloom tomatoes grown here at home. I went with earlier variety heirlooms just to be on the safe side. Do you have a favorite tomato that you grow? I'd love to hear about it. Now that I feel I can grow almost any variety, I'm in tomato heaven!


StitchinByTheLake said...

I can almost hear the excitement in your voice. :) Congratulations! blessings, marlene

Holly said...

Oh I like red ones, green ones, small ones, large ones....... lol I love them all! I can literally make myself sick eating tomatoes! I love your hoop house, that will be great for expanding your growing season. Hope ya'll have a great day!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great layout. We will be doing ours this week too. My girls have pretty much decided they will take ownership of the whole thing.

Amanda said...

such a cute photo of the two of you:)

yay for that list girl!

Anonymous said...

New to your blog. Enjoyed my time here. Excited to explore more. Lovely family.

Unknown said...

How exciting! I love the picture of you and your husband! I want a skirt like that...looks comfy and easy to move in. :)

Love the garden update...ours is mostly in, but not totally. Hopefully this weekend. :) Happy gardening!

Gmama Jane said...

For a great little workhorse of a tomato that is great for canning and sauces, you can't beat a Rutgers. They are medium size with high acidity which makes them very safe for canning. You get a lot of bang for your buck. For a sandwich tomato I love Better Boy. Beefsteak gives you the HUGE tomato great for big slices on a hamburger. In canning, you must have high acidic content for safety. I've been canning for almost 35 yrs, live on a farm, and love fresh veggies. My oldest Grandpeep has discovered he can make a little moeny by selling my overload. if he is willing to help tend to the growing, picking, weeding, etc...then we allow him to sell items like squash, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, Okra, and green beans. It teaches children a great work ethic so missing in today's youth. Nothing beats living on a farm!
Gmama Jane

Joy said...

Love that sweet picture! ♥

Your hoop house looks great--I'd so love to have one! It sounds like you'll have lots of great produce.

I'm so excited because this is our first year to have successful lettuce. We've had as much as we could want for meals. We've even been having salads for lunch. :) This is a first for us, and we're growing in 3 smallish raised beds, so any produce we get is an accomplishment! Thanks for sharing your list!

Renata said...

I hope you have a wonderful successful gardening year!! Love your hoop house ~ what a blessing it will be!
I brought a mixed packet of heirloom tomato seeds, but unfortunately I couldn't work out what was what when they came up ( well some of them anyway). There was some really good ones, but I don't know what they are. I've since learnt my lesson about mixed packets & instead will just try different types :)
Have fun

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