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Planting, Planting, Planting

April 27, 2011

Fennel, green onions, and a little chard, way in the back

Here is the list: kale, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, chard, green onions, fennel, escarole, endive, kohlrabi, and carrots. These all got planted out in the beds last week. In fact, I almost got caught up on the planting schedule. Pretty much everything has gotten into the ground late, usually by one or two weeks. I still have a few more things to plant, then hopefully, most everything else will be on time.


April weather hasn’t been great, but it certainly has been better than March. At least between days of rain, there have been two or three day stretches of dry weather and a few days of pure sun. Our glorious day last Saturday was pretty busy out here on Sauvie Island. There were lots of big tractors and other farm equipment on the roads, getting from one field to another, until dark. We spent the day the same way, not on the roads, but working the soil, giving the next two “fields” their first tilling. April still has had higher than average rainfall. By today’s Oregonian weather report, we have had just about twice the average rainfall to date for the month. I am betting we will finish April that way.

Asian pear in full bloom last week

The Asian pears hit their full bloom last week. This week it is the Bartlett pears, cherries and Italian Prune. The trees are full of blossoms, and I am hoping our few days of sun and a little warmer temperatures will be enough to get the flowers pollinated for a good fruit set.

A few more days with rain are in the forecast and then, another short stretch of dry days. It may not be enough, but I’ll take it.

Next bunch of lettuce starts, ready to plant out

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2011 12:42 am

    Grow, Baby, Grow!!! I’m cheering you on and just can’t wait for the results!!! More sunshine coming.

  2. Bonnie permalink
    May 17, 2011 10:58 am

    I think the pictures are great and you can’t miss with those nifty new tools, I will wish you sunny days and lots of bees.

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