The wacky spring weather this year has made everything fall behind schedule for the garden this year. We planned to rent a tractor with a tiller in mid-April, but the ground was so soaked we feared it would get stuck. Rainy weather continued… and it eventually came down to prepping the garden by hand – little by little, section by section.
The first things in this year were the onions, and the potatoes. For onions, in addition to the traditional white storage onions, I’m trying a new variety called Alisa Craig. It’s a large onion that I’m hoping to use for my fall salsa. Also, for the first time, I’m trying some shallots.
For potatoes, we’re also mixing it up a little. In the winter, I had some blue potatoes at a friends house – and was hooked. I was able to order some Adirondack Red and Adirondack Blues from Fedco Seeds this year – and can’t wait to enjoy some solid red and solid blue potatoes come fall. A just planted a small bit of each of these – and the majority of our crop this year will be traditional white & yellow flesh potatoes.