Finished Planting my 2009 Vegetable Garden ~ Sparks, NV

After burying my beloved Max near the herb & blueberry garden I put what was left of my energy into planting the rest of my vegetable garden.

Bee Balm & Cairn for Max

Bee Balm & Cairn for Max

Planted in the 6×6 raised bed are the following: carrots, red radishes, white radishes, heirloom beets, cabbage, and brussels sprouts.

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In the 12×4 raised bed I planted: garlic, red onions, yellow onions, tomatillas, bush blue lake beans, spacemaster cucumber, lemon cucumber, heirloom beets, broccoli, sweet italian pepper, jalapeno pepper, anaheim pepper, and hungarian stuffing peppers. (I ran out of room for the serrano and one other pepper so I gave them to a coworker)

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In the 12×2 in ground bed I put in mexican grey squash on one side and on the other one each of acorn squash, delicata squash, and hearts of gold cantaloupe (from Fallon, NV). In between all the squash I have 8 sweet white corn stalks.

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I found a Topsy-turvy thingy and planted a siberia fir tree heirloom tomato in it. In four containers I planted 2 brandywine heirloom tomatoes and 2 red siberia heirloom tomatoes.

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Out front, near Max’s grave, are two handmade pickle cucumber plants. In that same area I have 2 oregano, 3 sweet basil, 1 lemon thyme, dill, fennel, and a rosemary. 3 blueberry bushes and 1 Elderberry. There are also 3 lemon queen sunflowers that are growing pretty well for the Sunflower Bee Project.

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Way up front I have chamomile, italian parsley, thyme, rosemary, and bee balm. They wintered pretty well out there, I was surprised.

Now for some flower pictures ~ my lupine is blooming.

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And Columbine.

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I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra. While I work at the University, I'd rather garden, cook, craft and make quilts. :)
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5 Responses to Finished Planting my 2009 Vegetable Garden ~ Sparks, NV

  1. Lorilee says:

    Hi Michelle,
    Boy, you have been busy! I am now wishing that I had planted yellow squash and zuchinni. I guess I’ll just visit the Farmer’s Market. The lupine is so pretty. I would like to try some here sometime!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

  2. I only know you though the blog , but I would have to guess that putting Max to rest in your garden is very special & loving. Rest well Max.

    Kurt

  3. Hello Lorilee!

    Thank you Kurt. My heart aches…but I just pretend he’s sitting there watching the world go by from the garden.

  4. duchessdreams says:

    What a perfect resting place. Your garden is looking amazing and I’m sure Max will watch out for it. Hugs

  5. Erica says:

    Just found your blog. I hope your garden is doing well since you put it in. I’m so sorry to hear about your Max.I know a couple of months have passed since your last post, so I dont know if you’ll read this. I recently lost my big boy Bodega and gardening has helped my heart heal. He always loved being out there with me chasing the lizards.
    Seeing what you have planted has inspired me to put in more of a garden next year. I am already planning my fall crop, maybe even a few haybale
    boxes for a late fall. I hope it will work.

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