Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Corn rows and onion overload.

I put in 6 rows of corn seed yesterday which will equate to approximately 500 plants. (in the garden on the left) Once they start popping up I will thin them to about 10 inches apart...I failed at proper thinning last year and we had a lower than usual yield...yes, I have learned my thinning lesson : )


Today I will go and help my dad rake out the new gardens... we still have to remove some sod clumps and then they should be ready to go!

Thanks to my husband and brother we also got the Walla Walla Sweet onions in the ground over the weekend. Now I just have to find room for the 150 Texas Sweet onions that came via UPS yesterday....oops forgot about that order...lol! Did I mention that if you have a spare garden I would gladly utilize it... : )


I have lots of work to do... so I'm off to dig it up!

17 comments:

  1. Mmmmm, corn. We just planted a bunch too. Our onions though have been in since last fall (we overwinter ours because of our mild climate).

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  2. Rachel...I'm a big fan of corn also : )

    We did overwinter some small onions as well... Last year our Texas Sweets got huge so I'm hoping for the same this year.

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  3. Whew! That's a lot of onion soup.

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  4. Now that's what a backyard is supposed to look like.:) Can't wait to see the corn.

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  5. Turling, that it is : )

    Mr H, I wish we had a little more garden space but I certainly won't complain...I can't wait for the corn!

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  6. Hard to believe you would be asking for more room! I'd love to have one as big as you do! Everything is looking very nice and neat too! :)

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  7. Thanks Megan...I am glad we have a large garden and all but I am selling at the farmer's market for the first time this year...I just hope I have enough veggies to make it through the season. : )

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  8. You have such a great garden! I'd love to have a traditional row garden but the slope and no space make it impossible here. Pout Pout :-)

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  9. I love these pictures. I can't believe how extensive your garden is! I'm green with envy.

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  10. Dan...thank you...no pouts : )...you get to be a more creative gardener and you do a great job at it!..... After raking the garden today I feel like we farm mostly rocks here in Idaho. : )

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  11. Thomas, thanks very much...but I am the one green with envy...your garden pics are fabulous! : ) I can't wait to see your potato bin progress.

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  12. You are inspiring me to plant veggies.

    Lisa

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  13. Thanks...I love to inspire when it comes to gardening : )

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  14. I admire how your garden is huge, you can grow so much food in it. I just dabble compared to your garden's size; I have in the past planted 50 corn plants and they did very well. But 500 is wonderful.

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  15. Thanks Terra, we have a big family to feed plus I'm selling at the farmer's market this year : )

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  16. Wow...you are busy.
    Everything looks so neat and tidy. Do you grow tomatoes? I just started growing them. We will see how it goes. :)

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  17. Amy, I feel busy lol...but I know it will all pay off in the end...there's nothing like home grown veggies... I have about 200+ tomato plants and about 15-18 different varieties. Good luck on your tomato growing!

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