Planting – Apr 17

Went wild today. Planted 4 rows of onions (yellow and red), a quarter row of radishes, and half row of garden lettuce. Had to make sure to plant the onions with the roots (the part of the bulb that has little stragglers on it) facing down. The radishes and lettuce were planted from seed. In the past, the radishes have done well.

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Planting – Apr 12

The garden, this year, will have rows going North-South and are about 40 feet long. The width of the garden is about 60 feet. It was lengthened last fall to introduce untouched soil which will be used for tomatoes.
Planted 2 rows of Kennebec and Red Pontiac potatoes. Potatoes are planted using seed potatoes cut in half (unless they are large then they are quartered). The cut side is planted down. I plowed a trench about 6 inches deep, planted the potatoes, then covered with 4 inches of soil. As they grow, I will mound dirt around each plant so the potatoes are not exposed to the sun (and turn green).

Doug the Gardener (DtG)

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