Archive for May, 2013

What’s growing?

Here’s the list of whats currently in the ground as of May 31, 2013:

Snap Pea:  Sugar Ann

Leeks: King Richard

Onions: Copra, Redwing, Evergreen Hardy White

Broccoli : Arcadia, Tendergreen

Cabbage: Gonzales

Lettuce: Two Star, Green Forest

Lettuce Mix: Fedco Blend

Spinach: Space

Carrot: Scarlet Nantes, Nelson

Strawberries: Jewel (June bearing), Seascape (Everbearing)

Radish: French Breakfast, Cherry Belle

Arugula

Beans : Provider

Tomatoes: Jet Star, Rutgers, Sun Gold, Sweet Treats

Peppers: Revolution, Flavorburst, Early Jalapeno

Cucumber: Ministro

Celery: Tango

Zucchini: Spineless Beauty

Yellow Summer Squash: Zephyr

Tomatillo: Verde Puebla

Husk Cherries

Swiss Chard: Bright Lights

Beets: Touchstone Gold

Sweet Corn: Trinity

Eggplant: Pingtung Long

After the rain storm, I took a quick trip to the the strawberry bed to find:

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The first ripe strawberry of the season!  The strawberry bed looks amazing this year, and we hope to provide many quarts of strawberries to the market this season!

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-Bruce

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Late Frost

It’s nice to have the warmer weather back.  Ohio spring weather is always crazy.  The average last frost is May 15th, so we were not expecting to have 30 degree weather again on May 24th and 25th.

Here’s a picture of the garden under wraps for the night:

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The tomato leaves are a little discolored, but will be fine.  The cucumber plants took the biggest beating.  Look at that poor guy on the left:

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-Melinda

Spinach

The kids wanted to help with spinach the other week.  Although the youngest was enjoying supervising her older brothers…

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-Melinda

Saltzgiver Family Farm

Here are a couple current pictures from the main garden for the 2013 season:

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We started growing most of the plants in late winter/early spring from seed.  Once the plants are bigger (and ready for the crazy Ohio spring weather) we transplant them in May.  We also directly seed a variety of veggies throughout April and May, so now most of the garden is planted for the early season.  Totaling 23 beds in the garden!

More plants will be started as the cooler weather plants stop growing.  But for now everything is looking good!

-Melinda