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Our 2014 Garden Begins  April 27

Our 2014 garden is underway. We spent a few hours on Sunday redding up our plot in the community garden for this year’s planting, putting up the wire trellis for the cucumbers to climb.

Last years cucumbers didn’t fare so well because of a cucumber beetle infestation, but now we know what they look like and we’re ready for a few weeks of vigilant bug-picking if they appear again this season.

This year we’re planting six kinds of cucumbers: Boston Pickling, Picolo Parigi, White Wonder,  Supremo, National Pickling and Wisconsin SMR58. We’ve also started Chinese cabbage, daikon, okra and six varieties of heirloom tomatoes thanks to our friend Kurt.

Something new this year are Honeoye strawberries – there’s nothing like the taste of a “real” strawberry to make you glad you have a garden.

It’s been a long, cold winter, and even though the forecast for the next few days calls for more cold rain, we can’t wait to get the plants into the ground so we can start enjoying (and fermenting!) food we grow.

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Posted by Nicole on April 27, 2014