Spring Garden and Pumpkin Patch

A look at progress on the spring garden. Pitifully small, but good to test to see if any good can come from Sonoma Ranch soil.

Springtime Gardening lessons learned

My starter plants never quite got started.  After 21 days, no sprouts. Lesson learned: start with new soil each year.

Starter plants

So, with fresh soil time to plot out a little rectangular area to see if this sandy soil enriched with Miracle Grow can make something happen.

2×4 garden

After two weeks, some sprouts.  Pumpkin, watermelon, squash, and cucumber.  Nothing from the eggplant row though.  Hmmm…

From left to right, pumpkin/watermelon, squash, cucumber, eggplant, pumpkin/watermelon
pumpkin/watermelon, squash
pumpkin/watermelon, squash
cucmber, eggplant,  pumpkin/watermelon
cucmber, eggplant, pumpkin/watermelon

Progress as of April 28, 2019


Progress as of June 1, 2019

Seeds, except pumpkin, were leftover from 2017 so one reason for no show on eggplant.  The pumpkin seeds were from the pumpkin we bought at the pumpkin patch in El Paso last October.  Stored them in a cool dry place for the winter and they are the most hearty of all the plants there now.

The El Paso Pumpkin Patch

The El Paso Pumpkin Patch

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