This morning I planted about 30 sweet potatoes. For me, it seems to be boom or bust when it comes to sweet potatoes. I either have them coming out my ears or don’t get a single one. I’m hoping for a good year and if I’m lucky, I could get 5 to 6 sweet potatoes from each plant. I’ll be happy to get 3 or 4 big potatoes from each plant and that’s still near 100 sweet potatoes. That would be a great harvest . . time will tell.
One raised bed is done except for mulching it. There’s leeks, multiplier onions, basil, dill, thyme, parsley, lavender, bee balm, oregano . . . and that’s all I remember. A few of them are perennials and a few of them are not. Around the outside of the bed, I have watermelons and pumpkins planted.
Remember last year I had 5 artichoke plants that produced 8 or 10 artichokes each and I was so happy to have them? I planted more from seeds and then during the Fall I went to MO and Vince cleaned out one tiny little section of the garden . . the section that had those 5 artichokes in there and he thought they were weeds and pulled them out. That was not a good thing to do! Of the seeds I planted, only two turned out to be real artichokes and looks like I’ll get a few artichokes this year.
I have 16 seedlings that I started. There’s another pack of 4 – don’t think that I can’t count to 16! 🙂 I stated planting them this morning – dug little holes and planted one but they’re still too fragile. I’ll give the a few more days or maybe a week before I try to transplant them.
There are two big pots and this little cup of asparagus that I started from seeds last year. I need to get that planted in the garden.
The potatoes that are in the ground are blooming, as are the potatoes in the left plastic barrel. Figure this one out . . I planted four seed potatoes in each barrel. I’ve done everything exactly the same with both barrels. The one on the left is doing amazingly well. The one on the right – two potatoes have sprouted and they are struggling. Makes no sense!
Tomorrow I plan to pull up the lettuce that has bolted and I’ll plant the 6 tomatoes there. I had bought 6 tomatoes to fill in spots where the tomatoes I started from seeds died but none of them died so I have 6 extra tomato plants. Then I have to plant okra and I think that’s all the planting I have to do. The Spring, 2016 garden is about to be all planted!