Bed #7 is totally in. On top of planting, we're having to do some weed control back there, so I'm laying down killing mulch (feed sacks, cardboard, etc.) and covering with weed block and then hay to keep it in place. This area has never been used for vegetables, only grain crops in the past, so there are a good number of grasses and weeds that pop up back there. John's done a good job of tilling with the tractor and the big tiller this past winter, several times, so we've begun keeping the weeds at bay.
In Bed #7 we have:
- Texas Honey June Corn from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
- Straight Eight Cucumbers - Seeds Direct from Amazon.com (funny, if you try to find Seeds Direct on the net, it takes you to a place that sells cannibus seeds...hmmm......)
- Red Ripper Cowpeas (black eyed peas) from Vegetable Seed Warehouse
- Mississippi Silver Cowpeas - same
- Bidwell Casaba Melon - Baker Seeds, from General John Bidwell, a civil war general
- Delice de la Table Melon (cantalope type) from Baker Seeds, French melon
- Tigger Melon - Seeds Direct from Amazon.com
Bed #8 is:
- Burmese Okra - Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
- Hill Country Heirloom Red Okra - same
- Homemade Pickles Cucumber - same
- Collier Cucumber from Seed Savers Exchange
- Country Gentleman Shoe Peg Corn - same
- Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Kale - same
- Vates Kale - Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
- Butternut Rogosa Violina Gioia Squash - Baker Seeds
- Galeux Squash - Heirlooms R Us Seeds
- Turbin Squash - seeds I saved from a grocery store buy last fall
The Bean Tee-pee is doing so well, all of those beans are up and growing.
Did I tell you about the elderberries? We put in four elderberry plants this month, two are York and two are Adams. So far three of them are doing nicely, but one of the York is not coming up yet. Not giving up, we'll wait and see what happens.
I'll leave you with a picture or two of my very funny looking Egyptian walking onions. These tops look like alien plant life, don't they. Very funny!
The alien is popping out!