I dream of having our own farmer’s market stand. One with the best variety of tomatoes and peppers, various jar sizes of honey, and farm fresh eggs!
Only with my husband’s amazing passion for gardening and beekeeping will this ever be attainable. Otherwise my stand would probably only sell eggs, and even that is questionable.
By the way, I should share that Daniel uses the ‘Back to Eden’ Gardening method, you can learn more about it on their site. A gentleman from church recommended it to Daniel last year and all I’ve heard since is “woodchips” this and “woodchips” that…. you can learn about it here: http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/how-to-grow-an-organic-garden.html
Today, Daniel was doing some damage control of the greenhouse due to the heavy winds we had. We have this unique greenhouse that Daniel built and it works well for him, not so much for me. I don’t do well squatting or bending over for a long period of time, so I look forward to a bit warmer weather when it comes down which is hopefully just around the corner.
I thought I would share what Daniel is growing this year so far. I help throw out ideas of what to grow and occasionally buy him plants or seeds of things that I would like to eat. I did help plant corn today though, go me! We cleared out a raised area around where we had a huge tree cut down last year. By cut down, I mean the tree guys cut off all the limbs and left us a 20 foot stump. We were a bit peeved at first, but have grown to like the odd stump. I intended on just planting flowers and lavender there but Daniel thought it would be fun to try growing some corn, so we are giving it a shot. That’ll be a site to see…. small garden bed of flowers, lavender, and corn along the fence-line!
Here is the list of what is currently growing in our greenhouse, I’ll list the varieties of each and colors for the ones that we don’t have name labels for i.e. purple potatoes 🙂
Eggplant (Varieties: Shikou, Ichiban, Satin Moon)
Cucumbers (Varieties: Sweet Slice, Burpless, Pick a Bushel, Burpee Hybrid)
Peppers (Varieties: Golden California Wonder, Chocolate Beauty, Giant Marconi, Golden Bell, Cayenne, Jalapeño)
Tomatoes (Varieties: Early Girl, Yellow Pear, Beefsteak, Striped German, Black Krim, Patio, Sunsugar)
Lettuce (Varieties: Salad Bowl, Red Sails, Parris Island, Iceberg)
Cabbage (Variety: Golden Acre)
Cauliflower (Variety: Snowball)
Potatoes (Red, Gold, and Purple)
Asparagus (Purple and Green)
Onions (Variety: Walla Walla)
Spinach (Variety: Space)
Herbs: Coriander Cilantro, Parsley, Dill
Outside of the greenhouse, we have the following:
Concord Grapes (Purple)
Flame Seedless Grapes (Red)
Niagara Grapes (Green)
Fantasia Nectarine Tree (not doing so well this year)
Sun Grand Nectarine Tree (also not doing so well this year)
Grafted tree #1 has the following: July Elberta Peach, Fantasia Nectarine, Blenheim Apricot, and Santa Rosa Plum
Grafted tree #2 has the following: Empire Apple, Gravenstein Apple, Yellow Transparent Apple, Fuji Apple, and Red Macintosh Apple
Grafted tree #3 has the following: Bing Cherry, Rainier Cherry, Royal Ann Cherry, and Montmorancy Cherry
and lastly….corn 🙂
While walking around the garden tonight, making sure I didn’t miss anything, I was taking pictures of the buds on the fruit trees. They are so beautiful. I can’t begin to tell you which ones go to which fruit, but here are a few of my favorites: