We also planted some shell peas. Today we will plant a few "snap" type peas. A friend gave me a few potatoes that had sprouted so they went in as well. A few of them are purple so that will be fun come digging time. I plan to grow them under hay/straw but I planted them in a shallow trench and covered them with a bit of compost to get them started.
|Don planting peas. Some of the onions are tucked in amidst the hay and|
the short row of potatoes is on the left.
|Tomatoes and peppers.|
1. Not to plant more tomatoes than we need. We haven't even touched our canned ones from last year.
2. Have a successful salsa garden. We finally found a salsa recipe that we love so we plan to can a lot of that again this year. If you love salsa but don't like it with tons of vinegar added, try this one.
3. Have succession plantings of lettuce for summer salads.
4. Grow enough green veggies to last us until next year.
5. Keep the chickens out of the garden while allowing them to free range all summer OUTSIDE the garden.
6. Plant things that we actually EAT.
7. MULCH MULCH MULCH to minimize weeding which worked really well for us last year. With piles of wasted hay from the goats composting in the garden, this won't be a problem!
|Mulch - Pile number 1 of 3.|