We have been growing a garden at friend’s farm for many years, and we’re very thankful for the opportunity. Over the years we kind of figured out how much we need of something, like one row of potatoes or one third of a row of carrots. But how many potatoes is a row? So, this year we started to make notes of what we grow there to know how much it actually is. This are our three rows at friend’s farm.
- Norland Potatoes (89) – a lot of them did not come up, due to the wet weather we’ve had.
- Buttercup Squash – did not come up 🙁
- Cylindra Beets – germinated great even though the spot is very very wet. This are so delicious, my favorite!
- Lutz Green Leaf Beats – came up too, but it seems they suffered more from all the water.
- Derby Day Cabbage
- Red onions (125)
- Yellow onions (85) – all the onions grow awesome
- Norland Potatoes (64) – here we planted lots of small potatoes to see if it makes any difference in yield comparing to the big cut seed potatoes. They all look great. Here we did a little experiment with the sprouts, the ones that grow on potatoes in spring. My husband left one on to look out of the soil to see if it does something, but it just dried, so no need to leave them on.
- Black Valentine beans – I was looking forward to trying them, but again, most did not come up – it was too wet.
- Kuroda Nova carrot (west coast seeds) – a very wet spot, they were looking very small, but have picked up nicely
- Royalty Purple Pod beans – looking good, producing great
- Broccoli – great
- Wax bean -were struggling but growing, now producing a lot!
- Purple Dragon carrots – looking really good
- Minnesota Midget Melon – Note to self, always start melons and squash early indoors.
- Red Core Chantenay carrot – small, growing, strong in taste, not worth growing? Not sure.
- Scarlet Nantes (Heritage seeds)
- Scarlet Nantes (West coast seeds) – it seems they germinated a bit better then the heritage seeds, not enough to talk about though
- Orchard Baby Corn – growing great and producing – together with
- Beans – were looking really good at first, but than got some kind of disease.
- Styrian Hulless Pamkin – did not come up
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
I am so jealous! Our garden has just not done well at all this year. The weather here has been to cold and the marine layer has hung around to long causing mildew problems. YUCK! It’s been a real struggle, but we’ve continued trying. We are thinking of trying a fall/winter garden this year… Your garden looks beautiful. I wish we had a community garden near us, that would be awesome.
Life With Lorelai
ps – I hate CAPTCHA… they hurt my eyes… 😉
Thank you! This is not exactly a community garden, but functions as one. I would encourage you to ask around some farmers close by, or just people who live on an acreage. Some are willing to let others grow a garden on there property. It has bin a blessing for us for sure.
I do not like captcha either, still looking for a better way to reduce spam.
Renew Your Space says
What an amazing garden! We’ve been participating in a CSA and love all of the fresh organic varieties.
Thank you Renee! CSA is great too, if we couldn’t grow a garden I would consider it.
Beautiful! It’s great that your friend shares the space!! Looks great!
Thank you! Yes, it has bin such a blessing over the years.
so neat, thanks for sharing!
You are welcome Jamie! thank you for stopping by!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
What great friends you have! And what a beautiful garden! I can’t wait for a fence to go up at my house so I can try gardening again…
Yes, they are indeed great friends! Happy gardening at your place!
Little Mountain Haven says
What a beautiful garden!
I grow squash & pumpkin transplants and IF those don’t take I direct seed them in early June. Our big fail this year was beets! beets! of all things. for some reason the beets & the swiss chard didn’t grow much at all and I had them growing in 4 different beds.
I love the varieties your growing. We have over 120 so I have too many to name although I am going to take it down a notch or two for next year (because my heirloom and variety obsession needs a little taming).
What a lovely place on your friends farm to be able to garden 🙂
Thank you! Not sure why your beats did not do well. beats are usually easy growers. maybe your seeds were not good. I did have problems to grow Swiss chard this year as well, not sure way.