John gave me a portion of his vineyard at the very back where there were no remaining grapes to use this year for some of the taller crops. Mainly I was hoping to grow some okra, but I added some corn since the watering system would cover them anyway, and I like to use all available space when I can. And I even threw in a watermelon or two!
The okra are: Hill Country Red Simpson Choppee - Bunny Hop Seeds Orange Jing Alabama Red Corn: Rustler Hopi Blue Dent Trucker's Favorite - Seeds for Thee Incredible - Pinetree Garden Seeds Watermelon: Desert King
I have a horrible history with winter squash and pumpkins. Usually the bugs get them before they can produce much. I'm planting them up front this year along a fence so I can train them up and I'm planning a full scale-100% chemical fight with the squash bugs. Enough. It's war!
Almost all of these seeds came from the FB garden group, except for the experimental 898.
This bed is where I planted most of the tomatoes. They are all dwarf varieties, so the tallest will be under four foot, and most will be around 2 -3 foot tall. During the winter I planted clover and peas in this area to add nitrogen to the soil, and we amended the bed this year with composted cow manure. In each hole when I planted I added my mix of azomite rock dust, guano, more cow manure and worm castings. Thirty tomatoes in this long row.
Another small bed, 2 ft. x 8 ft., another 16 sq. feet.
This bed started out entirely in spinach, but I've already harvested half the bed. I think the back half was getting more water from the spray system until John found the problem, because the front part of the bed was growing much slower. In the next week or so I'll finish picking most of the spinach and plant more cow peas in the front of this bed.
I recommend Pinetree Garden Seeds highly, this packet of spinach seeds were from 2016 and I was leery about anything coming up at all, and just about every seed germinated. A great company! The cow peas are:
Final bed in this row. This one is a bit bigger, 3ft. x 10ft., so 30 square foot.
The pepper in this bed is also hot, in the 40-50K range: Aji Orange Drop - Trade Winds Fruit The tomato:
The garlic is Moroccan, and was a gift from one of my FB garden friends in New York state. It's done very well and I planted it in the fall. I did have to dig them up and move them, and they've recovered just fine. The rest of the bed are all summer squash: