Garden Wednesday

Here are photos this week of vegetables currently growing in our garden.

Slicing Cucumber

Slicing Cucumber

Peaches and Cream Corn (2)

Dinosaur Kale

Dinosaur Kale

Kale & Tomato

Kale & Tomato

Jicama

Jicama

Globe Artichoke

Globe Artichoke

Slicing Cucumber and Hot peppers

Slicing Cucumber and Hot peppers

Crane Melons

Crane Melons

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe

Bush Beans & Bush Pickling Cucumber

Bush Beans & Bush Pickling Cucumber

Bell Pepper plant

Bell Pepper plant

Bell Pepper plant

Bell Pepper plant

Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

Armenian Cucumbers

Armenian Cucumbers

Vegetables in the garden currently.

Vegetables in the garden currently.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Vegetable Thursday

Broccoli Waltham 29

Today I am going to journal about Waltham 29 Broccoli.

The seed packet give me the following information:
1) seed depth 1/4″
2) seed space 2″
3) sprouts in 7-10 days
4) plant space 18″-24″
5) matures in 65 days

I love broccoli!  I will be planting our broccoli in bed #1 this fall.  Bed #1 is a bed that faces north/south and is 4’x8′.  So this means I can plant two rows of broccoli on each side of the bed for a quantity of 4 plants on each side.  This gives me a total of 8 plants.  The germination is 7-10 days, so I will stagger the planting dates one week a part.

I start my seeds using 5 parts peat moss to 1 part perlite to ensure it is a sterile soil.

Here in Phoenix, AZ our first frost average date is December 11th each year.  So I need to plan to harvest prior to this date or have a plan in place to protect the broccoli from a hard freeze.

According to Urban Farms planting calendar here, I can begin planting seeds August 15th.  So my first seeds I will start August 15th and then every 7 days start another Waltham 29 Broccoli.  The broccoli starts will go into the garden beginning October 7th.

Vegetable Thursday

Broccoli Waltham 29

My intentions were to post this yesterday but was not able to.

I thought Thursdays would be a good day to journal about each vegetable for my upcoming fall season.  Garden journals are so that we know what works and does not work from season to season.  Weather patterns change over the years from year to year.

Here is what I will be planting beginning Fall 2015 into 2016 or at least this the plan.

Broccoli, Waltham 29
Cabbage, Golden Acre
Cabbage, Red Acre
Cauliflower, Snowball
Carrots, Red-Cored Chantenay
Carrots, Scarlet Nantes
Cucumber, Marketmore 76
Herb, Arugula Rocket
Herb, Basil-Italian Large Leaf
Herb, Cilantro Slo-Bolting
Herb, Dill Bouquet
Kale, Red Russian
Leaf Lettuce, Black Seeded Simpson
Leaf Lettuce, Salad Bowl Red
Lettuce, Mesclun Mix
Lettuce, Romaine, Green-Parris Island Cos
Lettuce, Romaine, Red-Cimarron
Mustard, Mizuna (Kyona)
Onion, Evergreen Bunching Nebuka
Onion, Storage Bulbs-Red Grano
Onion, Storage Bulbs-Texas Early Grano
Radish, French Breakfast
Spinach, Bloomsdale
Tomato, Floradade
Watermelon, Black Diamond
Wheat, White Sonora (possibly?)

Beans, Bush-Blue Lake 274
Beans, Dry-Anasazi
Beans, Fava Broad Windsor
Beets, Early Wonder
Kale, Lacinato
Pea, Oregon Sugar Pod
Pea, Sugar Ann
Pepper, Hot-Early Jalapeno
Pepper, Semi-Hot-Anaheim
Pepper, Sweet-Cal Wonder 300 TMR
Radish, Easter Egg
Squash, Summer-Black Beauty Zucchini
Squash, Summer-Early Prolific Straightneck
Squash, Winter-Hubbard Blue
Squash, Winter-Vegetable Spaghetti
Squash, Winter-Waltham Butternut
Swiss Chard, Fordhook

These I will need to plant one per year in order to have enough space for them.
Corn, Flour/Pop-Chapalote
Corn, Flour/Pop-Chapalote Composite
Corn, Flour-Rio Grande Blue
Corn, Pop-Glass Gem
Corn, Roasting/Flour-Dia de San Juan
Corn, Sweet-Golden Bantan 8 Row
Corn, Sweet-Guarijio Red

Each Thursday I will be researching each individual seed in order to plan out the garden appropriately, so I will begin with just the cool weather crops.

May the Lord bless you and keep you!