Archived Monthly Posts

The 2017 Garden Season is Off and Running

The 2017 gardening season has officially started in my garden.  The weather so far this spring has been pretty good, with the exception of a very cold spell in early and mid March.

About 100 Onion transplants from Dixondale Farms were  planted out into the garden around the last week of March.  Lettuce seedlings were transplanted […]

Early Summer Garden Growing Well

Wow, I can’t believe we are almost halfway through June already.  My garden is now fully planted and growing pretty good.  Just as I thought, we went from having too much rain to not enough.  The temperatures have finally become more summer like and the warm season crops are really liking the heat.  Harvest continues […]

Seeds Started, Weather is Getting Warmer

All of my seeds have been started: lettuce seeds were started on March 2nd; broccoli, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and celery were started on March 14th; Peppers were started on March 20th.  All of them have germinated, except for the peppers, and have been moved to the cold frame.  The weather is starting to warm up […]

Cold Frame is Up, Starting Seeds Soon, Still Harvesting Carrots

I put up my cold frame up on February 20th, so spring is not too far away.  I do not have anything in the cold frame at this time, but I will be starting some lettuce seeds indoors in about another week, depending on the weather.  Once they germinate, I will move them out into […]

Spring Planting Moving Right Along

Spring planting is moving right along so far.  Most of my lettuce seedlings were transplanted out into the garden on April 15th.  The peas were directly seeded out about one week ago, and a few have started to poke through the ground.  The radishes planted under the plastic covered hoop house in late March are […]

2015 Spring Planting Update

I cannot believe we are nearly halfway through April already.  Spring planting is a little behind for me this year.  The only things I have planted out in the garden are onions and radishes.  I will be directly seeding some peas today.  Lettuce seedlings will be transplanted out into the garden in another 4 or […]

Seeds Started-First Day of Spring

Welcome to the “official” first day of spring!! Lettuce seeds were started indoors on 3/14 and all of those have since germinated and were moved outside to the cold frame.  Seeds of broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, celery, and kohlrabi were started indoors yesterday, 3/19.  I am growing kohlrabi for the first time this year.  I […]

Cold Frame is Up, Starting Seeds Soon

I set-up my cold frame out in the garden yesterday, March 9th.  I think the weather has FINALLY turned more March like and the extended forecast also looks good.  Most of the snow has melted away, but now I have a backyard full of mud which my chickens love :-).  I will be starting lettuce, […]

Frost Free Dates/Seed Starting

One of the questions gardeners always seem to have is when is the right time to start seeds.  This is mostly determined by their last frost free date in the spring or their first frost date in the fall.  It is important to know this as it determines when you should plant or start seeds […]

January Harvest of Carrots and 2015 Seed Ordering

I harvested the fall planted carrots on January 4th, just before the really cold weather set in (see pics below).  I had a decent harvest from this small 3 foot by 2 foot area.  The carrots were growing under a small plastic covered hoop house constructed with flexible polypipe.  The carrots are really sweet when […]