Green Thumb Up My Nose

Garden Report for 120702

Mostly warm, sometimes wet. Pouring down thunderstorms on a couple of occasions.

Finished off Section 2 of the KHG, and got it planted.

Preliminary planting. Beans on the left, squash on the right. Greens in between.
Probably should have built the center up more.

You might note that I have a central peak, despite my original plan to make it a mountain range. I realized that if I did that I’d have one big garden, and couldn’t do as well with crop rotation. This setup — with a cinderblock wall separating each section — lets me plant tomatoes in Section 1 the first year, move them to Sections 2 and 3 in succeeding years, and only plant them in Section 1 after a two year rest.

Speak of Section 1, it’s going wild. There’s already a summer squash almost ready to harvest. I’ve been trimming the lettuce as it gets big enough. Still no tomatoes on anything yet.

KHG Sections 1 and 2. Taken from under the spruce tree that protects the garden from getting too much sun.

I tried a trick I came across on a gardening blog. We were at the end of a package of celery, so I cut off the bottom inch and put it in a saucer of water. A week later it had grown green foliage and started putting out rootlets. On Saturday I moved it to a peat pot filled with seeding soil, and planted the pot in Section 2. We’ll see how that works out.


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