My potatoes and onions are officially in the ground! It’s a good thing too because my legs are so sore, I may be bed ridden for the next couple of months.
And they couldn’t have helped work the soil without this stellar tiller. It is hands down THE best tiller I’ve ever had. Every other tiller I’ve owned would jerk the snot out of me. Not this one. It works so smooth, I trust my little man with it. (Don’t worry, I just stepped back to take a quick picture.) We bought it at an end of season sale when our old jerker quit.
This year I planted…
3 bundles red onions
I don’t know exact variety, but it was the only option. Sometimes that’s a good thing.
I like to plant my onions close together to take up less space in my garden. That way I can just loosen the dirt between the rows with a hoe instead of the tiller.
1 package Baby Spinach
I’m so excited to see how this variety performs.
1 package Butterhead Lettuce
I usually only plant mesclun lettuce, but I couldn’t make it to the seed store and had to make due with the hardware store’s limited selection. Didn’t think I could go wrong with a “butter” lettuce.
1 package Cherry Belle Radishes
These will be ready before the market starts, but I plan to plant a mid-season variety in with my carrots soon.
I still have more to add, but this is a good start for me. I will be participating in the Osage Hills Farmer’s Market this year, so I’m planting a bit more than my family needs. My biggest seller at the market is corn followed by zinnias – two of my favorite plants to grow. I don’t plant either for a couple more weeks.