Monday, May 25, 2015

Growing a rainbow of carrots

On May 15, 2015,  I planted my carrots. I know it is late. But they will still grow. I put celery in the first row bottom of photo going up.  I put a Karari Melon from India in the corner. Next row, I sprinkled Atomic Red. cosmic purple,  Solar Yellow, Tender Sweet orange Carrots. I have an all white too. I am just going to sprinkle around. so it will be a surprise each to me I find one. LOL
This is a 4 foot by 6 foot raised bed. Only 4 inches tall. But I hope the soil below will be loose enough for them to grow deeper. If not I will have short carrots.
Next year I will raise the bed higher. Adding more compost to keep the soil loose and rich in nutrients.
Update: Now it is  May 25.2015. Some of the carrots have sprouted.
 I have dried grass between the rows. This helped to retain moisture.
 The Karari Melon has sprouted also

Monday, May 11, 2015

Growing potatoes

This looks like the year of the potato for me. I almost have all of my potatoes planted. But I am behind on many of the other things. I can only do a little per a day. Some day's have been too much rain or too cold. Weather has started out crazy again this year.  Today it is a cool  60F/15c. And the other day it was a whopping 90f/32c. I was melting. But I better get back out and get some more things in the ground. Hope you enjoy my videos.
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