Monday, March 29, 2010

Garden Planted

Reader Cindy asked if we had planted our garden.  I guess I neglected to post that information.

Yes, we have planted most of it.  We still have to plant Okra, Eggplant, Tomato’s, & cucumbers.

We have already planted red potatoes and Yukon golds, several types of onions, including the white ones that are the same as Vidalia’s.  If they don’t grow in the area around Vidalia, Georgia (yes, there is a Vidalia, Georgia) they can’t be called Vidalias!  But we have the same stock.

We planted snow peas, sugar snap peas, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach, and Garlic (which is doing very well), Jalapeno’s, and green peppers.

We probably won’t plant any corn this year, because we haven’t had good luck with it in the past.  We probably won’t plant green beans or lima’s because it’s so hard to get enough to pick at once, and we have a great U-Pick Farm, where we can pick our own 5 gallon buckets…for $7.  There are a lot of these kinds of places all around the country, and we highly recommend them.  Mr. Long, who owns the farm we go to has been great.  He figured out right away that we didn’t know anything about farming or growing vegetables.  He has so many different types of green beans and peas, that we had no idea what most of them were.  He mentored us and helped us learn how to tell what was ready to pick.  He answered many questions we had on how to grow our own.  It’s a great place, and we can’t wait for the first vegetables of the season.

We find it’s hard to grow enough that are ready to pick at one time so that you have enough to can.  We go there to get canning tomato’s, green beans, and corn.

We also have several peach trees full of blooms and a few small peaches. We have several apple trees, 2 pear trees, raspberries, blue berries, black berries, crab apples, plums, nectarines.  We also have asparagus and it’s coming back up… :)

I always plant a lot of Zinna’s and I find they grow real well here.  I always have plenty of cut flowers.  We also have wild Easter Lily’s that usually are blooming by Easter. They may be late this year due to the weather.  I can go out and pick bunches of them for cut flowers. 

We love spring in south Georgia.  It’s much different than Tampa.


The Wisteria that is on the home page of this blog is one of several we have on our property.  It looks like they are all going to be exceptionally pretty this year. They are my favorite and I can’t wait until I can walk outside and smell the wonderful aroma of Wisteria.  More pictures to follow :)