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Finished, at least for a Week or Two

June 2nd, 2015

This past weekend I finally finished planting all of my first flush of plants. The last of the tomatoes and peppers went into the ground so they could get soaked in but the few days of rain that was forecasted.
planting peppers
This doesn’t mean I’m finished, it’s now time to start seeding heat tolerant lettuces, radishes, peas, fall brassicas, and so much more. Work is never really finished in the garden, especially when you’re trying to maximize space and harvests while minimize canning and preserving work. I’ve been working really hard to get the timing right for fall/winter crops, each year I learn a little more. I must admit, it’s difficult to think about planting/seeding new things when you feel like you just finished planting the heat loving crops.

What are you planting this week and what things do you have planned for fall harvests?

5 Comments to “Finished, at least for a Week or Two”
  1. Jackie on June 2, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Here in the UK I am trying to get my outdoor tomatoes out in most unseasonal lashing rain and howling gales, in June?!
    I am also planting everything with a chance of still growing into pots to try to get my big old garden into some kind of action, involving a ton of waste hay and a lot of sheet mulch.
    I always miss the exact moment when I should be planting the polytunnel for winter, because it feels like summer only just got here!

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  2. Lorna on June 2, 2015 at 10:11 am

    ” it’s difficult to think about planting/seeding new things when you feel like you just finished planting the heat loving crops.” :)

    Although, it’s a whopping 45F right now; I think I’ll start my fall crops today!

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  3. Kyle on June 2, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I’m feeling the same way. I got my summer planting finished over the weekend, and I’m feeling like there’s so much do that I should just take care of what is already in the ground. But, no seedlings, no fall veggies. I put a huge amount of perennials in this spring, which are taking an undue amount of attention. I’m hoping they will be much more established next spring so I can put more time into the veggie garden!

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  4. Misti on June 2, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Oh man, fall harvests? LOL…I just need to get on top of weeding first. ;)

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  5. Nebraska Dave on June 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Susy, even though I have six tomato plants with blooms on them, I am putting out seven more tomorrow. These are the back up plants that I had just in case of a bad storm and just didn’t have the heart to just throw them out. So all total I’ll have 23 tomato plants and 14 green pepper plants well unless I plant the back up plants for the green peppers too. The first lettuce planted is about ready to start harvesting and the second planting is coming along nicely so it’s about time to plant the third round of radishes and lettuce. The first planting of radishes just popped open like flowers because of so much moisture this spring. They are still edible but just look strange. The potatoes are beginning to bloom which is really early for potatoes here. I’m not quite sure what to make of that. Green beans are shooting up and looking good as well. I did see a couple rabbits in the back yard but they haven’t nibbled on any thing yet. My back yard is filled with clover so I suspect they are satisfied with the clover for now.

    Have a great planting day in the garden.

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