planting marigolds

The past weekend brought us fair weather, so we took the opportunity to get our vegetable seeds into the prepared beds.

Accompanied by our friends from Stony Hill Farm, we planted onions, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, bush beans, arugula, head lettuce, radish, beets, chard, spinach, snap peas, and carrots.  Our garlic, which we planted in the fall and over-wintered, looks healthy and vibrant.  We took a quick trip to Renninger’s farm in Royersford to pick up marigolds, which will not only look pretty in our beds, but will attract beneficial insects that keep mosquitoes, nematodes and other pests at bay.

Additionally, we planted a lot of basil, as well as parsley, cilantro, and oregano.   Just as we got the last herb plants in the ground, the skies turned grey, the wind picked up and the temperature plummeted.  We quickly covered our young plants with garden cloth, and cross our fingers in hopes they survive the night.