Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Garden Updates

Carrot bed with Sun-chokes in the back.
Growing seedlings for the beds
Cucurbits just planted, this year we're growing: Thai Catchai watermelons, Big Max Pumpkin, Kabocha Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Japanese Cucumbers, Double Yield Cucumbers, Spaghetti Squash, Black Eel Zucchini. 
Anaheim and Alma Paprika Peppers sprouted


Anne said...

Sunchokes! I was/ am hoping to put those in this year. Any quirks/tips that should be kept in mind when planting these? My Mom has a big area where she just leaves them to grow, but her place is like Farm Gone Wild. Literally.

AJK said...

Those sunchokes are pretty easy to grow, they just like sun, a decent amount of moisture. And soil that's not too rich in nitrogen. They don't really need much attention, except when they get tall, then get messy, so I plan on using some stakes and jute to hold them back from falling over. I'm not a big fan of sunchokes, food-wise, it's new to me, but trying some new recipes hoping to find one that I like. They have a distinct smell that bothers me. I think I might like them pickled so they remind me of real artichokes hearts which I love. Hahaha, Farm Gone Wild, I've gotta see those pictures!