Friday, May 8, 2009

Summer Today, Early Spring tomorrow?

We picked, washed and bagged over 7# of lettuce mix!  Also got chives and rosemary bunched up - all for Sweetwater Market tomorrow.

Planted 150 ft of carrots including rainbow mix.  Planted 120 ft of cutting lettuces.  Transplanted anuenue head lettuces.

Planted potatoes:  Russian Banana fingerlings,  Red Golds, Kennebecs, Satinas (better than Yukon Gold), Russets.  Potato seed is ~ just potatoes!  We usually save the smaller ones, and any green ones over the winter to plant in the Spring and early summer.  We also buy certified seed every year, as the varieties aren't necessarily true after saving our own seed for a few years.   These varieties are chosen for timing of maturity, taste, variety of color and texture, yield, and storage.  The Norlands went in a few weeks ago and we will do one more planting in mid-June.

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