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I am Back - 2018 Spring Garden

I have returned to my garden blog from a year long hiatus.  Lets get right to it. The weather this spring in Central Indiana has been very cold and wet. It seems that the weather has finally turned more normal. Because of all the cold weather, the garden is a little behind schedule. I was able to get my lettuce seedlings planted out into the garden a few weeks ago. They seem to do be growing fine right now, but I am probably at least another 2 weeks from harvesting anything from them right now.  My over wintered Sierra lettuce did remarkably well, and I have been harvesting this lettuce for 2 weeks now. Harvest has also begun on the my overwintered top setting onions. These green onions are fantastic tasting this year, probably due to all of the cool early spring weather we have had so far. I was able to get my other onion transplants into the garden pretty early this year (about the 3rd week in March). After planting these, it promptly snowed about a foot and buried them. They seemed to come out of it fairly well and have started to get growing recently.  I planted seed potatoes in fabric bags about two weeks ago, planted out the broccoli and kohlrabi seedlings out into the garden about one week ago, and planted brussels sprout seedlings a few days ago. Because of the cold wet soils, I delayed planting the peas until about the middle of April. They have since germinated and are doing fine. I will be planting the rest of my garden (celery, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans) within the next few days. The corn was planted in the raised bed on May 5th.  Happy Spring Gardening!!

Overwintered Sierra Lettuce Awaiting Harvesting, 4-26-18

Overwintered Sierra Lettuce Awaiting Harvesting, 4-26-18

Spring Lettuce Seedlings, 5-5-18

Spring Lettuce Seedlings, 5-5-18

Top Setting Onions Ready for Harvesting, 5-5-18

Top Setting Onions Ready for Harvesting, 5-5-18

Candy and Red River Onion Transplants Starting to Grow, 5-5-18

Candy and Red River Onion Transplants Starting to Grow, 5-5-18

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