|Easter Egg Blend Radishes|
|Bed Three has Purple & White Vienna Blend Kohlrabi, American Purple Top Rutabaga, Sugar Snap Peas, and Spinach|
|Bright Lights Swiss Chard|
|Red Sails and Tango Leaf Lettuce, and a few Cilantro Plants|
|Easter Egg Blend Radishes (I picked some earlier) and Gourmet Blend Beets. Spring Onion Seeds I saved from last year. These I tossed around in all the beds.|
|Early Wonder Beets|
|Q's Special Medley Mesclun Lettuce|
|Oak Leaf Lettuce|
|Mache Corn Salad Greens|
|Kale Italian Lacinato (Nero Toscana)|
|Brussels Sprouts Long Island Improved Heirloom|
|these are just about ready to pick|
|start at the bottom and move upward when picking. The plant continues to grow taller and taller forming new sprouts at each leaf joint.|
|Kohlrabi Purple and White Vienna Blend|
|Kohlrabi Purple & White Vienna Blend|
|Sugar Snap Peas|
I also planted Bok Choy and onion sets along with some garlic which I didn't get a picture of. They are just coming in so I will update that later.
I purchased as many organic seeds from Botanical Interests as I could this year. I think this spring I will add more seed from Baker Creek and Seeds of Change. I have used Seeds of Change a few times now for my tomato seeds and have been very happy with them. But I do love Botanical Interest and will always buy the majority of my seeds from them.
We are off to a great start in the winter garden, now that the raccoons are gone. Oh, I forgot to mention; my neighbor caught 8 raccoons and relocated them somewhere. So far I have not had any more damage to the beds.
I will continue to plant consecutively so we can harvest throughout the growing season, which will end for me around early May. I will need to use some of the beds for tomato plants as I generally get those in around March or April. Last March we had a hail storm late in the month so I may hold off on the tomatoes until April this year; that will give me a couple more months of winter vegetable planting.
I have already started to pull tomato seeds to plant in pots that I had saved from some of my plants last year. I will get those going this month. I also need to get started on replanting the herb garden. I generally do this about every two years and put in some new plants to replace those that may have become overgrown or woody. The marjoram is due this year. I may just move it as it has the most intoxicating aroma and I love to make wreaths out of the longer stems. Hang one on your garden gate; all those that enter will ask "what is that lovely smell?"
|These tower about 6 to 7 feet tall.|