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[Mar. 20th, 2012|05:56 pm]
Verminius Rex
After work I went with my dad and Kiyan to several of the local plant place to see what they had in blackberry varieties, I'm looking for Navajo and Arapaho because they are upright thornless with offset fruiting times. What we learned is that locally the selection is meager and costs $15 for a gallon pot with 1-3 stems, online I can get much better and exactly what I'm looking for. Depending on when I get a call back from the place in Arkansas, I may have two raised beds (2'x8') built and planted within the next week or so. Probably won't have very many if any fruit this year, it's all about establishing the beds so next year there is plenty to harvest.

While at Henry Pine Nursery I got yukon gold and some late season potato starters, which need to be divided and dried before planting. Plans for that include leaving the option open of making a potato box over the late season potatoes. Also got a clove of garlic that needs to be divided and planted, along with two varieties of lettuce that I went out in the rain and put in the ground. Still too early to put tomatoes and peppers in the ground, despite the glorious weather we've been experiencing. The four 4'x8' beds have received their designations for what they will be growing, the walking onion bed is doing well, the hoop house base has whatever I feel like tossing in, and I have the small bed next to the walking onions to do something with. Most likely I'll grow the garlic there again, along with whatever herbs strike my fancy.

Now for a very important chore, updating my garden chart so I remember where stuff is planted.