2015 Garden Part 2

Saving heirloom seeds
As of 4/6/2015 the tomato and pepper seeds have been started, and the greenhouse seedlings have been planted.

In the greenhouse we have:
Waltham Butternut Squash
Yellow Crookneck Squash
Marketmore cucumbers
Minnesota Midget canteloupe
Golden Midget Watermelon

I expect these to take at least a week to germinate since the weather has been cloudy and cold. The greenhouse is running 8 degrees above the outdoor temperature on cloudy days - so approximately 44-50 degrees F.

Among the tomatoes and peppers:
Coyote Tomato
Mr. Stripey tomato
Brandywine Tomato
Rutgers Tomato
MoneyMaker Tomato
Polish Paste Tomato
Siberian Tomato
California Wonder Pepper
King of the North Pepper
Ground Cherries

I also planted Dill in the forest garden and Parsnip seeds in the raised beds.

Then...I moved the blueberry cuttings into the garden in hopes they might have a better chance of rooting:
Propagating roots blueberry plant cuttings
Various blueberry cuttings

I also moved one of my grapes (Niagra white grapes) out of the forest garden and closer to the actual garden. The hope is to train this as an espalier along the fence. I have pruned it down to two cordons and will be actively pruning each winter to try and train this to be productive.
Growing grapes in home garden
Niagra Grape pruned to two espalier cordons

The entire garden space for 2105 includes the following plants (raised beds, forest, and containers):
Jersey Asparagus
Martha Washington Asparagus
Common English Thyme
Sweet Genovese Basil
Dill
Hollow crown Parsnips
Niagara White Grapes
Valiant Red grapes
Wild Concord Grapes
Jewel, Bristol, and Wild Black Raspberries
Onion Chives
Garlic Chives
Latham Red Raspberries
Fall Gold Raspberries
Red Heritage Everbearing Raspberries
Quinalt strawberries
Tribute strawberries
Egyptian walking onions
Wild Red Girasole Sunchokes
Ramps
Garlic - planted from grocery store
Yellow onion - planted from grocery store
Russet potatoes
Yukon Gold potatoes
Sunflowers
Garden Purslane
Sugar Snap peas
Super Sugar snap peas (super...)
Buckwheat
Champion Radishes
American Flag Leeks
Golden Flax
Beets
Fordhook Swiss Chard
Bok Choy
Old Windsor Fava Beans
Northland Blueberry
NorthBlue Blueberry
NorthSky Blueberry
Chippewa Blueberry
Victoria Rhubarb
Coyote Tomato
Mr. Stripey tomato
Brandywine Tomato
Rutgers Tomato
MoneyMaker Tomato
Polish Paste Tomato
Siberian Tomato
California Wonder Pepper
King of the North Pepper
Amaranth
Waltham Butternut Squash
Yellow Crookneck Squash
Marketmore cucumbers
Minnesota Midget canteloupe
Golden Midget Watermelon
Blue Lake Bush Beans
Red Scarlet Runner Beans
Bachelor buttons (all colors)
Sage
Lemon balm
Pansies
Coreopsis
Marigolds
Ground Cherries
Wonderberry/Sunberry
Rosemary
Simpson black seeded lettuce
Mustard Greens
Fennel
Cilantro/Coriander
Black chokeberry
Casa Blanca Lillies

It sounds like a lot, and I like it!


Somehow, I plan to find space for some mache and tom thumb bib lettuce. It's not looking super promising. I may also propagate some wild gooseberries and will be heading to an orchard this summer to look into white, red, and black currants.

Keep up with the garden this year by looking at all the parts that went into it:
2015 Garden Part 1



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Angela

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