April 24, 2016

Garden Tilled, Go!! And 2016 Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts Varieties.

 Freshly tilled and mulched.
Broccoli and Brussels sprout seedlings.

My  husband rototilled Tuesday, April 19th, to get ahead of the rain. The soil tilth was at that perfect place, still soft and fluffy with just the right moisture content and even better, there were tons of worms running around in the garden. On Saturday my husband picked up a couple trailer loads of mulch which the city makes from tree waste, at $5 a truckload it's a real bargain.

This week I plan on planting out seedlings for 7 varieties of broccoli, and 4 varieties of Brussels sprouts. Seeding bush beans, summer squash, and zucchini are also at the top of the list.

Broccoli and Brussels sprouts don't like to be root bound so it's the perfect time actually, I'll be putting them in the ground instead of potting them up.

Broccoli varieties:
Bay Meadows
Di Cicco

Brussels sprout varieties:
Long Island

Only Catskill Brussels sprouts didn't come up.


Margaret said...

I'll be setting out my broccoli seedlings this week too, but it will be a while before I get to the hot weather crops such as beans and squash. I just love a freshly prepared bed...makes you stand back and just say...ahhh!

Phuong said...

Hi Margaret,
I hope you're having a beautiful spring! Broccoli is such a fun plant to grow, last year was our first year growing it and it was surprisingly easy.

David Velten said...

He did a nice job on your garden, send him over! I'll supply the beer. I have to get at least the brassica and onion beds done this week so I can get them in the ground.

Phuong said...

Hi David,
He actually expanded the garden by a good bit, I didn't realize how much till I started setting up the trellises. Now is definitely the time for planting, hopefully the weather will cooperate so you can get the beds prepped.

norma chang said...

I too am hoping to get my brassicas in the ground this weekend.

Phuong said...

Hi Norma,
I hope you are feeling better. Your window box plantings are looking amazing. This is my favorite time of year, getting outside and working hard in the garden.