Thursday, May 28, 2015

May Gardening Synopsis: The Barn Garden

May went so fast! May was also warm and is finishing up with a week of 80+ degree days! The garden has responded to these temperatures with gusto in the growth department. All of the seeds except the potatoes are up after only a week including the corn.

Black Seeded Simpson lettuce


Corn shoot



I also put some extra onions in a pallet...

...and I seeded the pole beans today.

Along with Kentucky Wonder for fresh eating and canning I am growing True Red Cranberry for dried beans this year. They are actually native to Maine grown by our Natives and first settlers and are said to be perfect baking beans. I was mostly interesting in the fact that they are good for dried beans yet a pole growth habit seeing as most dried beans are bush which I am not so much a fan of. I'm excited to try this out!

I only have the pumpkins and squash left to plant which I am pre-sprouting because some of the seeds were old. After that I will just be tending, harvesting, and planting lettuce and greens as needed until the end of the summer when fall crops need to be put in.

Happy gardening!

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like you're just about finished planting! That is awesome!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday! I hope you'll stop back again this week!