We were beginning to notice a dry weather pattern creeping in and saw that we are supposed to be getting a little dose of rain in the next day or two. After contemplating, looking at the weather forecast, weather patterns thus far this season, signs from Mother and relying on our gut instincts we decided it was the time for us to get the majority of our spring crops in the ground now. We are hoping that things will germinate and begin growing a good root system before it gets too hot and too dry if this current pattern continues. We are also banking on no frosts in the next two weeks or so. At the same time if something absolutely awful was to happen and kill everything we had in the ground,replacing them would not be that costly as the only plants are the tomatoes. The remainder was our seed, most of which I have plenty more stashed.
We have spent the last three days in the gardens. The first two days were spent planting tomatoes and me transplanting tobacco seedlings into grow cups while manthing was doing the first till of the tobacco bed. For the tomatoes we used the weed barrier feed bags. Hopefully this will eliminate most of the up keep in there once we set up the trellises. We had a bit of space left in that garden and added a bed of carrots and a bed of mosaic long beans and some basil. In the small patch outside of the bed we planted rice beans and a couple squash plants. Because we just tilled that space up last week or so we decided to use the weed bag weed barrier here as well.
Behind the green house we put squash and melons in the round mounds and in the squarish beds are hidatsa beans. In the pacman shaped bed I put eggplant and squash. There is also some chard in there as well as cilantro, dill and a few plants I am waiting on for seed. Along that side of the gh is mint, garlic, cucumber and thyme and a zucchini in the little circle.
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