Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May 27

I used round newspaper pots to start 13 varieties of watermelon, 4 varieties of muskmelon, and 4 varieties of squash on May 11. I planted them out by hammering a steel tube in the ground, pulling out the plug of soil, and just dropping the plants in the hole.

One of the dewberries that sprang up in my garden was very productive. I adopted it and gave it a little pea fence to grow on. Dewberries are much friendlier than blackberries in the garden and the berries are almost impossible to find in the wild (critters).

I saw a downy woodpecker feeding a young one from my finch feeder. Fun to watch; wish I had a telephoto lens.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May 10

Planted Carwile's peanut in the corn.

Planted Amana Orange and Kellogg's Breakfast in the onion patch.

Planted Beet Berries in a raspberry patch.

Planted a row of Pink Eye, Yard Long, Red Ripper, and Vining Black Eye cowpeas and King of the Garden Lima.

Planted a row of Texas Hill Country Okra.

Planted a row of Black, Pinto, and Anasazi beans and Purple Hull, Mississippi Silver, and Mississippi Cream cowpeas.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

May Day

I planted 24 plants, melons, squash, egg plant, ground cherry, and amaramth. Also sowed seeds over a very rocky area. collards, luffa, leeks, alfalfa, and millet.