This morning we planted our garden. While our main garden is still muddy, Ed thought our upper garden would be dry enough to roto-till.
Though the sun was warm, the wind made coats feel good. After tilling, Ed made the furrows with a push plow. He is far better than me at making straight rows.
We had eager helpers to plant potatoes.
We planted two pound of pea seeds, two pound of onion sets, and 25 pound of seed potatoes. Later we will plant more onions and potatoes.
I think we are meeting our goal to focus on growing the basic vegetables - but planting lots of them! We figured we planted a quarter acre this morning.
If you read this and think you are late in planting your garden - don't worry. You southerners are probably picking fresh strawberries by now, but for those in zone 6 in Pennsylvania, there is no rush in planting garden yet. The old timers always say to plant potatoes on Good Friday which is still weeks away.
Maybe we were in a rush today, but the next few weeks look crazy. We know from experience, when the ground is dry enough to plant, we need to move quickly. With our clay ground, sometimes rain showers will keep us out of the garden for most of the spring.
When do you plan to plant your garden?