I don’t know if these garden updates are interesting to you or not, but I do them as a sort of garden journal for myself. It’s a good way for me to keep track of what I planted where each month & year, and what I’m learning along the way. Hopefully, you enjoy peeking in at what I’m doing over in my little world.
My onions are growing nicely. I ended up buying a pack of bulbs to fill in the rest of the bed. I still have some room for more. I’ve decided planting from seed is definitely the way to go. The ones I started indoors are doing great, and were WAY cheaper than bulbs. You can get a pack of 300 onion seeds from Baker Creek for $2.50. The bulbs I got from Walmart were 80 for $2. I can’t wait to do a taste and storage comparison!
My tomatoes are finally growing. I can tell a difference between the varieties now, though I still don’t know which is which. The basil I planted in between the tomatoes is growing nicely as well. I’ve been mulching with hay from the goat’s lot.
My broccoli is looking fantastic. I’m even starting to get little heads growing!! Over this weekend though, I’ve been seeing the dreaded white moths fluttering around them, and have begun finding lots of eggs and worms on my beautiful broccoli leaves. We’ve been busy picking the fat green worms, and the yellow/black worms off and feeding them to the hens. And I’ve used the water hose to spray the eggs off. But by the next morning, there are more eggs and more worms to remove. I think I’m gonna have to find a dust to use on them.
Same deal with this box of broccoli and cabbage. I’m so glad the cabbage finally took off! It sure is getting huge! The broccoli I direct sowed is just about the sam
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.