Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Mid April Gardening
This is the result of one of the Onion planters that I started last fall. This one is Egyptian Walking Onion. They are growing vigorously. Somehow there are a few garlic plants with the onions. These will be my reserve for next year. There are lots of others around the yard for fresh eating now, including one of the oak barrels.
Me in front of the earliest sweet cherry to bloom. All cherry blossoms are within reach.
Two additional planters. Again, not sold as planters. I drilled many holes in the bottoms. Today I planted bush beans, about 20 seeds per planter. These are a yellow bean, "Pencil Pod Wax Bush". Pod, not iPod. The envelope states 59 days to harvest. I think this is very early to plant them, but the containers will have warmer soil than planting in the ground. These should be good for several batches of beans, then the chickens can eat the leaves and I can plant a 2nd batch to harvest in the fall. No weed issues in the containers, or the few weeds that do grow are easily removed.
Ning next to the Victoria rhubarb - it grows very large every year.