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Onions, Peas, and Radish Planted - Rain Galore

Radish and pea seeds were sown about one week ago. Received my onion plants from Dixondale about 5 days ago and then it proceeded to rain heavily for 2 days. The garden soil is still very wet, but I went ahead and planted out the onion plants today in the mud (see picture [...]

Spring is Here, Cold Fame is Up, Starting Seeds Soon

I am hopeful that spring is finally here (knock on wood). Most of the snow here in Central Indiana has melted so I put up my cold frame today and will start some lettuce seeds indoors in a few days. In about another five days I will start broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and [...]

Late December Garden Still Producing

The late December garden in still producing.  The last of the late summer planted carrots were harvested on December 28th (see pics below).  There were about 35 carrots are varying sizes.  Theses carrots, variety Scarlet Nantes,  grew fairly well under the plastic covered hoop.  Even though it was very cold for about 2 weeks prior [...]

November Garden Still Producing

Happy Veterans Day!  My November garden is still producing, although at a much slower pace. Harvest started on the Brussels sprouts about a week ago and more will be harvested today.  Low temperatures are predicted to be in the low 20’s in a few days, so I will be harvesting the remaining broccoli today and [...]

It Rained!!-Harvesting Continues

The garden finally received some decent rain 2 days ago, just over 1 inch. That is the first measurable rain in 3 weeks and the most in probably 6 to 7 weeks. The weather has been really hot and I have been watering most plants about every week. I am REALLY glad [...]

Fall Seedlings Planted, Desert Dryness Continues

All of the cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower seedlings were planted out into the garden on August 5th and the lettuce seedlings were planted out a few days later. Scarlet Nantes carrot seeds were planted around the 1st of August and have since germinated. Here is a little trick that works really well when [...]

Very Dry Garden, Onions Harvested

My garden continues to miss out on all of the rain, so the conditions remain very very dry. At least it has cooled down a bit. I continue to water about every 4 to 5 days. Lets hope for some rain soon! I pulled up my onions about 2 weeks ago [...]

Happy 4th of July, It Finally Rained, Cabbage Harvesting, Fall Seeds Started

Happy 4th of July everyone! Well, it finally rained on my garden, Yahoo!! The plants have really responded to the rain as well. Everything is growing really well right now. The bush green beans have flowered and small beans are now growing on the plants. Harvesting will probably begin on [...]

Lots of Broccoli, Hot and Dry Early Summer Weather

Welcome to summer!!! The garden has certainly taken off in growth since the last blog entry in early June. I have been harvesting broccoli like a wild man. All of the main heads have now been harvested and now side shoots are starting to grow. The garden peas have starting maturing [...]

Explosive Broccoli Growth, Rainy Weather

Wow, the garden has really taken off, especially the broccoli.  I have never had broccoli grow so fast in my 22 plus years of gardening (see side by side picture below).  I am not sure if it was all of the April rain or maybe just the organic fertilizer that caused such explosive growth.  Most [...]