Finalizing the garden

It feels like we’re coming into the home stretch with the garden plans for this year. We’re uprooting a brand new section in the yard for five new raised beds. They’ll run east to west, to maximize sunlight on the little plants. Composted and mulched to lower watering needs.  The beds will measure about four feet wide by 15 feet long.

What will be in these beds?

  • tomatoes and basil
  • eggplants (florida market)
  • peppers (jalapeno and cayenne)
  • okra (cowhorn)
  • squash and zucchini

In the greenhouse, we have:

  • better boy tomatoes
  • jalapeno seedlings
  • cayenne seedlings
  • picklebush cucumber seedlings
  • ornamental eggplant seedlings

Soon to be started seedlings:

  • squash
  • zucchini
  • cantaloupe
  • watermelon
  • various herbs
  • okra

To sow directly in the ground:

  • beans: lima, yard long, green
  • peas: southern

March planting–>

  • lima beans, pole: 20 ppp
  • green beans, bush: 50 ppp
  • cantaloupe: 6 ppp
  • cucumbers: 3-5 ppp
  • eggplant: 3-5 ppp
  • peppers: 3-5 ppp
  • squash/zucchini: 4-6 ppp
  • tomatoes: 3-5 ppp (for eating fresh); 5-10 ppp (for preserving)
  • watermelon (sugar baby): 2-4 ppp

Looking to add: bee hives and another rabbit for green manure.  🙂

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