Off and growing
The veggie garden is looking beautiful. I can't say as much for other parts of our yard, but oh well. I'm celebrating my victories where I can get them.
To anyone else's eye, I admit, the garden may not look so lovely. But I know what's there and what will be there. And anticipating what is to come is part of its beauty for me.
I am loving what I can see right now, too -- the fresh, bright green of baby spring plants contrasted against the dark soil. There's still a lot of soil to see because the plants are only getting started, but I won't complain. It's May 6 and my veggie garden is well on its way for the first spring in more years than I can count. As of today, I have occupied nearly all my dirt.
|Five raised beds in all -- raspberries in the back -- shelling peas are popping up under the toasty grower behind the cauliflower starts. Broccolini went into the soil that is covered by burlap here.|
|bolting parsley, etc.|
|raspberries setting blooms|
|strawberries and onions|
|sugar snaps climbing twig supports|
|broccolini starts that got planted this weekend|
The only things still to plant before June will be beets and radishes. And a couple tomatoes in pots starting the end of the month.
Other than that, I hope to start eating what we're growing soon. Lettuce is close. The sugar snap peas are almost blooming so it shouldn't be too long before we have some of those . . . In the meantime, I'll make some chive blossom vinegar for my pantry.
|My little garden helper busy tasting dirt from the pots on the deck. No beans planted there . . . that I know of.|