Archived Monthly Posts

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 […]

Early May Garden Update, Green Onions Growing Fast

The early May garden is growing really fast now that the rainy and cold weather has moved on, for the most part. The soil is still a little cold and wet, so I will not be planting beans any time soon. The overwintered top-setting onions are growing like mad, so I have been harvesting these […]

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 […]

Spring Planting Underway, Warmer Temperatures Arrive

The spring planting season is well underway right now.  Peas and radish seeds were planted on March 30th and they have since germinated.  Most of the lettuce seedlings were transplanted out into the garden under the plastic hoop on April 6th.  The rest of the lettuce seedlings will be planted out within the next week.  The overwintered […]

Tasty Winter Harvest!

On January 5th I harvested quite a few tasty carrots under the collapsed snow covered hoop (see pics below).  Despite single digit low temperatures and 8 inches of  snow, the carrots were perfectly fine.  I let the hoop collapse under the weight of the snow, figuring that the snow would give the carrots a little […]

Winter is Here - Lots of Snow and Cold

Happy New Year Everybody!!  The snow showed up here a day after Christmas.  Eight inches of snow fell, which is the most snow we have seen in Indianapolis for about 2 years now.  The last of the brussels sprouts were harvested about one week before Christmas.  The only thing left to harvest in the garden are […]

December Garden Still Producing

Wow, it has been about 6 weeks since my last post.  Sorry for not posting sooner.  A lot has changed in the garden since late October.  The last head of broccoli was harvested about 3 weeks ago.  The fall broccoli produced really well for me this year.  The 4 cauliflower plants produced good medium sized heads and were […]

April Garden Growing Fine, Weather Has Cooled a Bit

The weather has cooled a bit, but despite a few frosts and one freeze over the last 2 weeks, the garden is doing quite well.  The weather today is cloudy and quite chilly for this time of year (temps in the low 40’s…….brrrrr).  It rained a little yesterday evening, but it is starting to get […]

Patience is a Virtue, Especially in the Spring

It is hard to wait for the right time to plant your vegetables out into your garden, especially if it has been so unseasonably warm like it has been this spring.  With the first few warm days of spring everybody is itching to get out in the garden.  Heck, I cannot blame them.  After months […]