The Runner Beans have sprouted and I am looking forward to watching them grow, tending to them, and harvesting the beans as well. The Runner Beans actually came up yesterday while I was gone so, needless to say, it was a very nice surprise to see when I got home last night. I planted the runner beans in the same container with nasturtium and garlic ten days ago. I have been using the companion planting method in my garden and am looking forward to seeing how they all work together in the same container. As a side note to the runner beans sprouting, I also sowed another eight beans this past Sunday so I will have eight more runner bean plants that should be coming up about this time next week. This is going to be fun.
Kale, I never thought that I would be into kale as much as I am now. I am growing alot of Kale now as it is. I have 9 Kale* plants growing and I am giving 3 away. I started another eight Kale** plants from seed and they have been in the seed starter house and coming along very well. I will probably plant them out Saturday or Sunday. but we shall see. Along with the Kale I have lettuce that I started from seed as well which is growing very well also and will be due to be planted out this weekend to make room for starting spinach from seed again. I sowed spinach from seed and have been very underwhelmed by its growth because of environmental factors such as rain and cooler temps so a second sowing of seed is on the to do list for the coming week.
At times I wondered who or what would flower first in the race to reproduce themselves. It was the strawberries hands down and I am not sure why, but they got the jump on everything in my garden. Thanks Bonnie Plants!, but this is my first garden ever. I have grown flowers in the past but this is my first Garden that also included vegetables, and herbs as well. I was trying to stay away from tomatoes because cause everyone seems to grow them. I have a tomato plant now and its doing really well. It caught my attention this past weekend because I had noticed the growth and formation of buds that did not look like the leaves. At that moment I automatically knew that those were flower buds forming. I started to get happy and am looking forward to tomatoes coming really soon.
Something new I am going start doing is, at the end of each post, I will name the Plant / vegetable, variety, that I mention in each post
Runner Bean – Tenderette – Burpee (seed)
Kale* – Winterbore – Bonnie Plants (Green House)
Kale** – Dwarf Blue Curled. vats Strain – Ferry-Morse (seed)
lettuce – Black Seeded Simpson – American Seed Company (Seed)
Tomato – Patio – Bonnie Plants (Green House)
Spinach – Teton Hybrid – Ferry-Morse (seed)
Strawberry – Quinault – Bonnie Plants (Greenhouse)