It’s official! Garden planting for 2016 has begun. We’re gambling against the 10-day forecast, and hoping to stay free of a hard frost. We put in peas back in March, and they are already doing quite well:


We also put in radishes, which have come up. This afternoon, Cedar and I decided to finish of an entire bed in my garden. I asked him to pick seeds, and he did…it’s a good three weeks too soon to plant most of these things, but if the weather stays mild then who knows? Maybe we’ll have some early crops. But hey, they’re just seeds and we have more seeds in bins than we will ever use, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt.

I took a quick picture of what we have planted, so we’ll remember:

April 19th Planting

East to West:

  • China Rose Heirloom radish
  • Second year onions (transplanted from various places in the garden – we move the ones we missed every year just for their flowers, though often times they do bulb and make great onions!)
  • Scarlet Nantes Carrots (seed tape)
  • Straight Eight Cucumbers
  • Charleston Gray Heirloom Watermelon
  • Tigress Zucchini
  • Elite Zucchini
  • Sebring Yellow Zucchini

The zucchini, I think, may have a good chance of making it through the spring. And of course, the radish, onions, and carrots will be just fine. We’ll see how the cukes and watermelon do – those are Cedar’s favorite though, so if I have to sneak a couple more seeds in there in a few weeks, he’ll still be excited to see them come up.

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