Archived Monthly Posts

Onions Harvested - Still Waiting on Tomatoes and Corn

Onions were harvested last week and are now nearly dry enough to store.  The onion harvest was pretty good this year with many 2 to 3 inch sized bulbs.  A few yellow Candy onions approached 4 inches in diameter.  The Red Candy Apple onions did not get as big, which is normal, but they did [...]

Spring Harvest Update-Time for Fall Seed Starting

Wow, a lot has happened in the garden since my last blog update of a month ago.  Broccoli harvesting started on June 9th.  The heads were a little smaller than normal, but I still had a decent harvest overall with more side shoots still coming on.  The harvest on the Mr. Big peas started on [...]

Garden Half Planted, Spring Garden Growing Nicely

My garden is now half planted, with the only things left to plant, when the weather warms a bit more, are celery, peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans, and cucumbers.  Red Norland potatoes were planted on 4/12, about half of the lettuce seedlings were transplanted out into the garden (under the hoop) on 4/13, broccoli and cabbage [...]

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 [...]

Spring Garden Completely Planted – Lettuce Growing Like Crazy

The spring garden has now been completely planted with the planting of bush green beans and the pole lima beans about one week ago. The tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and celery were transplanted out into the garden on May 13th and 14th. My Juwel cold frame was taken down and stored away for another year. The [...]

April Garden Growing Slowly, Too Much Rain and Cold

The April garden is growing slowly right now, probably due to all of the rain and colder than normal temperatures.  The soil is pretty much saturated right now, but the good news is the weather forecast is calling for warmer temperatures into the 70′s, with just a chance of some scattered rain (hopefully nothing too [...]

Driest June on Record, Drought Continues

Indianapolis recorded the driest June on record.  Some scattered heavy rains have been around, but unfortunately, very little rain fell on my garden.  At least the temperatures have cooled a bit.  I am still watering, but not nearly as much now.  Harvest has started on the corn and potatoes.  Upon harvesting the Yukon Gold potatoes [...]