From the Grow Indie Test Garden

May 25, 2010 at 4:54 am Leave a comment

grow indie test garden, May 24, 2010

It’s the end of May, and the test garden is in full swing—it’s all pretty exciting. And kind of amazing what a group of 8 or so of us can accomplish by meeting just twice a week. In our 1/2 acre test garden, we’ve planted more than 75 varieties of tomatoes, 9  types of heirloom spuds, more than 60 varieties of pumpkins and winter squash, 17  types of summer squash and cucumbers, a plethora of greens, and that’s just a start. We also scored a bunch of bamboo off of Freecycle (thanks Cindy!), and are experimenting with growing vertical cucumbers, squash, and of course, pole beans.

Since March, we’ve been getting the plot ready, and are already harvesting lots of  heirloom radishes, mustard greens, lettuce, broccoli raab and Ching Chong Baby Bok Choy. I used all of the extra Bok Choy to make kimchi, so stay tuned for a recipe soon as it’s ready. In the meantime, here are a few pics of what we’ve been growing:

i love love love this red merlot colored romaine.

Anney picking spring mix

First tomato goes to the Chiquita!

walla walla onion starting to bulb

first broccoli!

Lacinato, or as I like to call it, dino kale

purple globe turnip and a large sluggo hanging out

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