It has begun! I have started to harvest quite a bit these days. So far I’ve pulled in about 30 squash and 5 lbs of potatoes. It has been a great start to the spring. Everything in the yard is growing at a steady pace leaving me to believe this year is going to be a fantastic yielding season!
The sun is shining and it is a great time to be planting! I am really excited about my harvest this year. Having spent the last three years learning about pest & disease management is proving very rewarding. The only plants that fell victim to nature this year were my carrots. I directly sew the seeds and didn’t use any slug protection during their fragile seedling lives. In only one night the slugs killed over 100 carrot starts which destroyed my entire carrot crop. I repopulated their space with golden beets, which I love, and I’ll have to plant carrots in a different location.
This week I planted Golden Beets, White Sweet Spanish Onions, Roma Tomatoes, Golden Summer Squash, Burpless Cucumbers, Black Beauty Zucchini and I transplanted some volunteer Squash and Tomatoes from my compost into the ground just to give them a chance.
A collection of photos I’ve taken as I’ve progressed this year: