Apricot looks to pop today. Hoping for a nice harvest this year. No snow on the horizon yet.
I knew I should not have typed that, or even thought about it out loud.
Yep, snow and hard freeze tonight.
I plucked my 3 spears of asparagus out of the garden this morning.
Good thing I was able to stalk a couple pounds at my secret spot.
Seems you need a n-ton of asparagus plants in the garden to get a meaningful harvest?
Got those peas in finally. They had been soaking in a water glass for a week; germinated and had a nice little root poking.
Morticai: Perennial chard? That sounds fantastic. Is it perennial because of where you live, or is it actually perennial? The stuff I have here might be a bi-annual here if I let it.
mostlly just where I live I think. maybe twice a year I chop them down when they start to get so big that the leaves don't taste good raw. There were 4 or 5 chard plants around my yard when I moved in two years ago and I managed to get rid of one or two. the rest just grow back every year. they can get pretty massive. Altough I have one that is in a shady spot that produces nice small tender leaves pretty much year round unless we get a hard frost.
I do have a tree collard which is a kind of perennial collard/kale thing. it's new last season and is only about 2 feet tall now but will likely get up around 5 or 6 feet.
The mosquitoes just drove me inside from the garden! What an awful experience this early in the year...
This cilantro bush is a single plant. Or is it coriander now?
We just rebuilt our hugel bed this spring. got amaranth, strawberries, kale and a bunch of mixed flowering bee attractors planted in there now. It's starting to fill in nicely.
We made another mini hugel bed out of a log that was laying on the yard. buried it in compost and planted blackberries and raspberries on it.