Planting plans, spring 2010
Time to start the vegetable garden planning.
I did ok with last year's crops. Corn was the standout. The early corn tasted so-so, but the corn planted from mail-order seed was excellent. Potatoes were a success; red, yukon gold, blue. Plenty of tomatoes, but half went to waste. Peppers got a late start but produced heavily late in the season. The muskmelon was a bust last year; poor tasting. Carrots never sprouted, only a few radish. Peas didn't sprout(What's that about?).
I need more diversity this year. More lettuce, spinach. I'll make new beds for corn, potatoes and peas and devote the existing beds to greens. I have enough beds to do a rotation and this year should be a good one for the tomatoes because the next bed for them is the sunniest.
I planted some American chestnut seeds at one end of my yard. That will be an interesting experiment. And I'll be staking my raspberries and allowing the everbearing berries to take over one of the two raspberry beds.
I moved the compost bins to a location nearer to the garden, so it will get lots of attention. And I'm hoping to build a greenhouse this year.