So yesterday (Wednesda) hubby & the two youngest .... Kind of, but more on that later ... Put out hubbies new inventions & planted the starters for the slicing tomatoes, the watermelon,one & the canteloupes.
Told hubby to plant the tomatoes on the same side as the potatoes said nice both are of the Nightshade family -- when we do rotations they will move together as well.
It took a couple hours to get in nearly 100 tomatoes plants .... Hubby said that if I do them again next year he wants them started in rows instead of just scattered on the top of the starter trays ... LL ... Didn't have the heart to tell him that those ones WERE planted in rows, they just scattered when they got watered! I actually don't like planting them either way - the roots get tangled and it's tough to separate them when planting.
Most of my watermelon & canteloupes died waiting to get into the ground .... They grow too fast - I had them in 2 1/2 inch pots, two seeds each, but they grew too fast to last. I didn't have any 4 inch pots to put them into.
So now we will have to wait for it to finish raining,then dry a bit so we can plant the cherry tomatoes, peas, beans, and pumpkins ... Maybe even some Hubbard squash -- have you ever seen that stuff? It look like monster squash! But it's what they really use in CANNED pumpkin in the stores (pumpkin Hubbard is a breed and meets the truth in advertisement qualifications)
I do have carrots -- and would love to plant more lettuce types, as well as cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, turnips, rutabagas, and parsnips. But they would all have to start as seed and we have way too many seed eaters around here!
We have corn and potatoes popping their heads out ... YEA!!!!
Hubby says if I get 5# of potatoes for every plant that has popped up - I'm in trouble!
Riiiiiiight .... Did I mention that we tend to go through at least 5# of potatoes a week when we have them fresh?
I don't think we will have issues eating them all. In fact, the tough part will be saving seed potatoes for next year.
Onions are looking pretty. They are beginning to bulb out at the bottoms now but I have to thin them out so they can get big ... The whites are either walls walls or candys - either way, they should get between baseball & softball sized. The red onions should get to be about 3 inches in diameter so I can leave more of them get her.
I will pick some tomorrow to take to the cabin .... Even if the bulbs are too small, we can still use the tops as green onions. My mother-in-law can't have onions though because of her gall bladder so I'm not sure if we can use them. But at least I know she has friends who would like them.
The dog has been rather naughty ... Now she's a year old, she has discovered that her toenails are "can openers" for the chicken pen! The furry pooper has been scratching thru the deer fencing to get into the chicken paddock and chase them around -- a few have attacked back but she hasn't been hurt yet and neither have they, but it would only take one to set a very bad pattern!
She does "herd" them when they get out on their own sending them back to the coop lickity split.