Monday, February 13, 2012

Harvest Monday 02/13/12

This the season to start thinking about planting my vegetable garden.  Yesterday I finally got my 5 raised beds plotted out.

These are the 2 boxes that I at the community garden.  I should be able to plant them a couple of weeks earlier than my boxes and gardens at home.
Planting Map & Guide for Box 5



Peppers
king of north  (2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Peppers
Paprika Pepper, (2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Peppers
Paprika Pepper, (2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Peppers
Paprika Pepper, (2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Peppers
king of north,(2)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Beets
Detroit beets, (9)
Peppers
Paprika Pepper, (2)


















Planting Map & Guide for Box 4



Onions
Stuttgarter onions, (9)
Onions
Stuttgarter onions, (9)
Onions
Stuttgarter onions, (9)
Onions
Stuttgarter onions, (9)
Onions
Stuttgarter onions, (9)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Onions
Aisle onions, (9)
Onions
Aisle onions, (9)
Onions
Aisle onions, (9)
Onions
Aisle onions, (9)
Onions
Aisle onions, (9)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Carrots
Muscade carrot, (16)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
Beans
Mung beans, (4)
















































This is the new box I will be building in the spring.
       Box 3
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)
Beans
Cannellini beans, (4)










This was my potato box last year where I planted potatoes in hay as an experiment.  Have since added compost to it and will now be a permanent strawberry bed.


Planting Map & Guide for Box 2



Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)

Not Planted

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Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted

Not Planted
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)
Strawberries
strawberries, (1)



































This is the first box I built and it has been used for a number of things but is now the home of my perennial onions and garlic.  Will put a little celery in there to see what it will do.


Planting Map & Guide for Box 2



Onions
Egyptian Walking Onions, (9)
Onions
Egyptian Walking Onions, (9)
Onions
Egyptian Walking Onions, (9)
Onions
Egyptian Walking Onions, (9)
Onions
Egyptian Walking Onions, (9)
Onions
Egyptian Walking Onions, (9)
Onions
Egyptian Walking Onions, (9)
Onions
Egyptian Walking Onions, (9)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Celery
Crispy Tender celery, (2)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Celery
Venture celery, (2)
Garlic
garlic, (4)
Garlic
garlic, (4)


































I am growing celery for the first time this year and would appreciate any advice I could get.  Especially when to start in inside.  How cold hardy is it?  I can cover it if need be with a framing with plastic.

I did have a small harvest this week of 13 3/8 oz. of bean sprouts.  More about these on Thursday.

I am extremely glad that this post is done.  Sometimes this blogging just doesn't work the way you expect it to.  I think I could write it easier as an HTML.

Don't forget to stop by our host of Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions  and see what others are harvesting or what they are preparing for their up coming gardens.

15 comments:

  1. Nice sprouts! Celery should be started indoors 10-12 weeks before you intend to plant it out. It is a slow germinater so be patient :) Celery grows best in cooler weather (but not freezing). I suspect it will do well in your region. Here in NC, we have to harvest it once the hot, humid summer temperatures set in.

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  2. Planning is always such fun! It looks great - and a new box! I can't wait to see where you'll put it. No clue aboutt he celery. I'm just trying to get some cooking celery to grow 'round here. LOL. Your sprouts look great!

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  3. Love your planting maps, so cute, how do you do that? See you are planting mung beans. Do let me know the results. Remember the young beans can be harvested and eaten like green beans. Lovely mung bean sprouts. You sure are becoming a mung bean sprouts expert.

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  4. lovely planting guides! The bean sprouts look lovely. I have been afraid to try them since i have heard of people getting sick off of home grown sprouts

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  5. Your garden plans look great! :)

    Lynn

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  6. Your sprouts look fabulous. Your planting maps look beautiful. So organised!

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  7. Your plans look great, what program are you using? I haven't found one that I really like yet, especially one that will allow hexagonal spacing instead of the sq. ft. spacing....

    I'm still experimenting with celery but here's what I know about it; originally a marsh plant so likes lots of peat and lots of water (once saw a pic where they grew it in tires in a pond) very very slow growing, start early in spring so it matures in fall. If started warm and then exposed to cold temps it will bolt, thinking it's lived through a winter as it's biannual. I started too late last summer so expect mine will bolt with warmer weather but have 4 plants in peat based potting soil in the greenhouse that are really growing well. I'm going to start some more seeds pretty soon for this year...

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  8. I had a good chuckle on your comment about glad to get that post completed, as I too struggle with the clumsiness of formatting in the blog world versus desk top word or publisher software. Your plans look great and I am excited for you with a new garden bed in the works.

    I grow celery every year but am blessed with the best kind of climate for that crop - tends to be cool and wet most of the year and my soil is humousy and tends to be on the slightly acidic side of the ph spectrum. The real key to celery is to give it those conditions as much as possible, start it early indoors and make sure it has lots of water and lots of nutrition - as it is a heavy feeder and hates to be dry. Have fun with this tasty and fun vegetable. Well worth the effort.

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  9. Its our first try at celery this year also. Thanks for the info everyone. I wish you good luck with it.

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  10. Well you are a blogspot blog. They do have an html tab. I use it often to reformat my photos or start lists. They also default to not using paragraph tags, but my style sheet requires that I use them to get the right text. So I manually start with a paragraph tag. I couldn't imagine not occasionally using html. Blogger screws up so much of the formatting.

    Love you design. I was finishing off mine yesterday. I've never put down on paper all the design of the garden. But this year I did. I figured I wanted a record for the first time ever. But mine was on graph paper.

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  11. fgk thanks for the information on the celery. I guess I should get it going shortly.

    Barbie, I just spoke to my son-in-law today about cutting some trees for me so the new box will get hopefully more sun. At least it is a flat spot which is hard to find here on the mountain.

    Norma some one either here or on Thursday posted the site for the mapping of your garden. http://www.gardeners.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Gardeners-Site/default/Page-KGPJS. It is on the Gardener's Supply website. Yea those sprouts are doing pretty well and tasting even better.

    MP thanks. I have been following Norma's method of doing the bean sprouts and don't seem to have any problems.

    Lynn, thanks

    Hi Liz. Thanks.

    Mary, I find the requirements for garlic, onions and celery to be very similar so that is why I am growing them in the same box and that box seems to seem to have more moisture than any other place on the property and I am not quite sure why.

    Laura, thanks for the information. I am looking forward to the celery as I use a lot of it in cooking. Most anything that has lots of celery in it tastes good to me.

    Team Dean, good luck to you also. I am hoping for the best.

    Daphne, it has been quite a while since I did HTML but I think it would have been faster than struggling with trying to put those pots in there yesterday. This is the first time I have done anything like what I just did. I did go my big and small garden here at the house last year roughly on graft paper as I was trying my modified square foot gardening on them. It worked pretty well and they are my next challenge is to map them out and one is large but broken up by boulders etc. so it should be interesting.

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  12. I am really impressed with your layouts! It seems that raised beds would be much easier on my back.

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  13. Happy birthday today, Wilderness!

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  14. Hi Jean. Thanks. I can't see much difference in the effects on my back as none are high enough or wide enough for me to sit on the edge.

    Marcia thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  15. I really like the way you've laid things out. The pictures of each veggie is creative. It looks hard to do.

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