2008 Garden, Fourth Week of April
So I’ve been busy today! I’ve been planting and planting! The squares in white have been planted. I did minimal switching around from my original plan–a few squares were empty, and I decided to fill them with potatoes and onions.
- Seed potatoes (5 lb bag) $5.50
- Onion sets (80) $1.50
- Fertilizer for indoor plants $5.00
- Lettuce (transplants and seeds)
- Onions (from sets)
Hardening to go outside:
I followed Mel’s suggestion for potatoes, and removed almost all the mix in 5 squares, then just barely covered the seed potatoes with dirt. As the plant shoots through the dirt, I’ll cover it up. Once the dirt is level with the rest of the garden, I’ll let the plant grow. In retrospect, I maybe should have planted all the potatoes together–thus all the digging would be in one garden instead of three.
Onion seeds are not worth doing. Sets are so much easier and not more expensive than the seeds.
I am in love with IFA. That’s where I buy stuff if I can. I got my onion sets there, my seed potatoes (6 for $1.50), seeds. . . I was going to build a chicken coop, and would have bought my chicks there. Unfortunately, my neighbors don’t like chickens. 🙁
Where do youget your onion sets and potatoes? Here in Kaysville I paid $2.5 for 50 onion set and $3 for 5 small potatoes that I couldn’t even cut up because there weren’t enough eyes. Not worth the cost. 🙁
Wow, I’m starting a sfg this year after reading and buying Mel’s book so I am so glad to find your web site with all the wonderful info on it. I also got the book Incredible vegetables in self watering containers and plan on adding some of those. Thanks for sharing.