Yes, we like to schedule our planting based on whether or not the names of the vegetables rhyme.
Or almost rhyme.
That’s just the way it worked out this time.
We planted (well, Bill planted, I photographed) three kinds of beans and two kinds of beets on Easter Sunday, after we got home from brunch.
The day was gorgeous – warm, sunny, summery. The kids ended up in their bathing suits, running under the sprinkler – that warm.
Anyway, the beans were planted along the driveway side of the gardens in the back yard,
and the beets are on the other side.
Like I said, we’ve planted three kinds of beans:
yellow wax beans, green bush beans, and one of our absolute favorites (since we first grew them last year) – red noodle beans.
Here’s what the seeds look like, in case you’re interested.
Now, a cool thing about the red noodle beans this year is that while some of the seeds planted were from the packet we bought last year, the other half were seeds we’d saved from last years’ beans.
Next, the beets. Red ones and golden ones. I’m very excited. I used to hate beets. Well, “hate” is probably too strong a word. I used to strongly dislike beets. I didn’t like how they bled their red juice into my nice, white mashed potatoes and turn them PINK. Ugh. Not a color I liked back then.
We haven’t really had good results growing beets, though. Last year we didn’t get many, and they weren’t very big. We’d grown them a few years before that, and they did okay, but not fabulous. So we’ll see how this years’ crops do.
Ever looked at a beet seed? They’re funky little things:
They sort of look like grape nuts cereal, now that I think about it.
Anyway, that’s the most recent round of planting.
What’s going on in your garden?