The Ol' Rancher Ron inaugural garden is getting pretty full. Seems like every time I'm at the hardware store, which is about every other day, I pick up a plant or two.
I got this little trio at Hayes Nursery in Issaquah, WA. It's a really nice nursery. Great Stuff. From left to right, I got 2 red beets, 2 artichoke, and white cauliflower. I'm hoping the artichoke works out, it's one of my favorite.
Also at Hayes I got this really cool little salad mix. There's three types of salad in there mixed together. With one snip of the scissors, you're in mixed salad land. Nice.
I also planted some more squares in my Square Foot Garden from seeds. I planted some golden beets, and mixed in a few flowers in the squares that didn't have a lot going on. There are still a few squares open, so I can plant some more when the urge hits me. I totally over bought seeds this year. I knew I was going to, but when they're $1.29, and I'm standing there at that huge rack of seeds, I can't help myself.
Speaking of not being able to help myself, I got to talking with my Neighbor Bill, who happened to have rented a roto tiller for the day, and we started eye balling a really old square of land back by my well house that seems to have a been a garden at some point in the last century. Currently I put a few giant pumpkin seeds in there just to see what would happen. Bill had the idea of planting a few rows of community corn and cucumbers to share. Seemed like a decent idea to me - so I grabbed on to this beast and gave it a spin. that thing is a monster. We tilled up everything but the two spots where I planted the giant pumpkin seeds. Bill started some corn inside at his place since it's been so cold here this spring (global warming, anyone?) We'll transfer them in a few weeks.
And then came the tomatoes. Again, I bought too much. I got two little starters, which I thought was two plants. But then I found out that there were three plants in each - so now I've got six tomato plants. I'll be giving these bad boys away this summer.
Finally I put in a few raspberry plants - a donation from the soon to be in-laws. And I bought an asparagus starter kit with eight starters in there. I think it takes two seasons for it to bear a crop, but that's ok with me. I loves me some asparagus.
Oh, I also planted some climbing flowers and beans to grow on our make shift arbor entrance. Should be looking good in a few months.
See you next time