Monday, June 15, 2009

Let's Get Growing!!

There are so many things happening on our little "farm".  First let me tell you about our land.  We live outside of Ogden, UT on a larger lot for the city.  Our home is on .43 of an acre.  When we moved to our new home in August of 2008.....we realized very quickly that it had been neglected for about 7 years.  So for quite awhile we have been working on one project after another.  The large garden was a beauty about 10 years ago but has been home to little more than weeds for about 7 years.  We decided to change all that!  We are working on a goal to only eat what we can produce in our garden or barter for during the summer 2009.  I have a goal of producing around 1,000 lbs of eggs, fruits, herbs and vegetables.

Right now we have the following planted.
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Red Norland Potatoes
  • Red Pontiac Potatoes
  • 2 Peach Trees
  • 2 Apple Trees
  • 1 Pear Tree
  • 1 Apricot Tree
  • 1 Blueberry Bush
  • Raspberries (5 varieties)
  • Huckleberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Grapes
  • Zucchini Black Beauty
  • Gold Rush
  • Zucchini Elite
  • Pink Banana Jumbo Squash
  • Pink Banana Squash
  • Waltham Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Meat Squash
  • Green Hubbard Squash
  • Blue Hubbard Squash
  • Table King Acorn Squash
  • Delicita Squash
  • Sunburst Hybrid Squash
  • Straightneck Squash
  • Crookneck Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Sweet Dumpling Squash
  • Sugar Baby Watermelon
  • Buttercup Squash
  • Orange Smoothie Hybrid
  • 4 varieties of Bell Peppers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Spinach
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Strawberries (5 varieties)
  • Cilantro
  • Lavender
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Basil (2 varieties)
  • 15 Tomato Plants
  • Burpless Cucumbers
  • Straight Eight Cucumbers
  • Radishes (6 varieties)
  • Beets (2 varieties)
  • Red and Yellow Onions
  • Shallots
  • Leeks
  • Turnips
  • Rutabagas
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Hale's Best Jumbo Cantaloupe
  • Giant Pumpkins
  • Asparagus
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Bush Beans (4 varieties)
  • and the list goes on.....I know that I am forgetting something.....
I am tracking what we harvest for each variety so I will keep you posted :)  Above you can see our apple blossoms that we enjoyed for several weeks but have since long gone.  Now we are looking forward to a great apple harvest this year.

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