What’s Growing At Sheltering Woods – 5-7-14

Posted By on May 7, 2014

We are going to get into the habit of doing posts where we show progress on almost all the things we have planted for the season. We have quite a bit growing at the moment, however, the spring season seems to be off to a slow start. I am blaming the long winter, cool soil temps, and some old lettuce seed that we tried to grow but haven’t had much luck with. Despite the bad lettuce seed, we were fortunate enough to have some lettuce from last year come up! We always let our lettuce produce seed, and last year some spilled on the ground. It’s growing wonderfully – much better than the lettuce we planted ourselves.

Volunteer Lettuce

Volunteer Lettuce

Also, we planted our potatoes over Easter weekend, and they are now poking through the soil! We planted a variety from Seed Savers Exchange called Desiree.

Potatoes

Potatoes

Our celery transplants are doing well. We are growing Utah Tall Celery this summer and its the first time we have ever grown it. Excited!

Celery

Celery

We were also surprised to find a few forgotten turnips this spring. We planted these last year, and they didn’t do a lot, due to poor soil. They sprung to life this spring, however, and have produced flower buds! We’ll be collection seed this fall and selling it in our Etsy Shop.

Turnip Flower Buds

Turnip Flower Buds

We have many of our peppers planted out, with only a few left to go. We are growing Tequila Sunrise, Nardello and Martins Carrot peppers in this bed.

Sweet Pepper Transplants

Sweet Pepper Transplants

We also have all of our onions, shallots and leeks in the ground! I would list them off, but we have over 20 varieties of onion growing (we love onions) and are planning on collecting seed from each variety next year. Keep watching our shop for new additions.

Onion Transplants

Onion Transplants

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