I’ve decided I need to balance my posts between current happenings and catching people up on the projects we’ve been undertaking over the last two years. Here’s what greeted me this morning:
I’m not the biggest fan of Bradford pears, it’s just a big tease since you can’t eat ’em. But it served as an immediate reminder that spring is here and time’s a wastin’. Here’s what’s popping up in the garden this weekend:
Radishes! We’ve not grown them before and chose a couple varieties. One is a French Breakfast radish and the other Cherry Belle.
Lettuce is starting to come up, it’s much-anticipated. We’ve been good kids the last few months, eating salads 4 nights a week. It’ll be nice to be able to abandon grocery store greens.
Snow and sweet peas have popped their heads up:
Like most people, I’m a fan of re-purposing things. This stretch of hog panel found laying in the back pasture makes an excellent trellis for the peas to climb:
And last and most exciting of all is the asparagus patch. It was already established by the previous gardener, then abandoned for years. We’ve added to it over the years and plan to add more this year as well. Haven’t seen any crowns for sale though! We’ll have to look harder….
This looks like the last year for this raised bed, it’s coming apart at the seams. We’ll make another one this fall that’s just a tad bigger to slip around the bed, retiring the previous gardener’s bits.