My onions are now in. If you don't know when you should plant, I have the USDA's updated Zone map here.
I went looking through my blog to see what I have posted on onions. I have storing and harvesting, but nothing on growing. Now why is that? I wonder. First, no one has asked, and second they are rather simple. You push them into the ground when all the other root vegetable go in. The only thing you really want to avoid with onions is planting them in a row, as the maggot likes to go from onion to onion.
We broke our tiller, twice. So we bought another one as we are behind because of this breakage. We will fix it when we have time, and use it for breaking up the soil between rows. Our new tiller is cheaper, yet my husband likes it much more than the other. It can get into the soil deeper then the more expensive one.
I have half my potatoes in. This has caused a panic here at the homestead. We are far behind when we shouldn't be. But sometimes, ok lots of times, things just don't go as planned. Thank goodness for neighbors! My neighbors from across the way have borrowed a tractor and disc. He came over last night and asked if we had anything we needed disced up. OH YES! So today he will be discing my new garden spot, discing the good neighbors field, and digging out our other neighbors horse barn to level it.
This morning after milking I will be heading across the way to help my neighbor decide what kind of chickens she wants. It's funny, I have seemed to have started a homesteading trend in my neighborhood. Aw, but do they really want me to be their teacher?