This is a partial glimpse of the asparagus patch. This is it 24 hours after I harvested all the big enough stalks just yesterday. I'd like to have a time-lapse camera set up to see just how fast the stalks grow.
The cold frame over this lettuce and miscellaneous salad greens is due to come off very soon. I had to replant in a couple of spots and there are still some itty-bitty plants that may not make it. Replant, replant.
Here's half of a bed of five different kinds of radishes before the second thinning. We love our radishes.
This is our rhubarb plant on steroids with comfrey on either end.
See my wiggly-waggly leaves of garlic? What's with that? The bed has bush zinnias under hot caps on either end. I do believe the started zinnias have gotten smaller since I set them out.
Six green pepper plants under hot caps. They need to have a cold frame set over them (and the hot caps removed) as soon as I can get someone to help me do the job. By the by, we've never had so many dandelions. They were all mowed down by the mower three days ago. I feel like they're a super-breed and may take over the acreage.
My cauliflower plants look good and healthy at this stage.
I planted an eight foot row of cucumber seeds from 2014 and I think every one of them germinated. I'll thin them down to just four plants which will give us all the slicing cukes we'll need with many to give away.
These are my shell pea trellises. Can you see the pea sprouts? No, me neither. I just planted them two days ago.
Our haskap berry bushes are lush and chock-full of blossoms. Looks to be a good year for them.
The strawberry plants have blossomed early this year. If all goes well, we should get a good crop from them.
No picture but I have two zucchini plants under a hot cap that are just bursting to get out, but our temp is possibly going down to the mid-30s tonight so I didn't want to chance letting them out of their little hot house quite yet.
I still have most of the warm weather crops to plant, and had to spend the afternoon weeding in the blueberries and strawberries (the 3/4" of rain we got this week did wonders for the growing plants and, of course, the weeds) so I don't feel like I made much forward progress in the garden today. Unless you count the weeding . . . which does count for a lot since once you fall behind on that, as all you gardeners know, it's really, really hard to catch up.
I live with my husband on a small homestead in Northeastern Minnesota. Our daughter (Beyond the Fork in the Road) currently lives in a small cabin in the woods not too far from us.
Our place is located outside a small tourist town and a two and a half hour's drive from the nearest big city. Trips to the city are infrequent, well-planned, and exhausting!
We currently raise chickens and have hives of honey bees. Raising some of our meat and most of our fruits and vegetables is a priority for us; so, along with our birds for meat and eggs, we have fruit trees, berry patches and a huge vegetable garden.
Quilting is my passion, and I could happily spend each day in my quilt studio if I weren't happily spending each day out in the garden. Good thing we have winters up here; Mother Nature helps keep my life balanced.
Home and Household Manager (Highly-Skilled Domestic Engineer)
Wife of Retired School Teacher (I Really Enjoy Having Him Home)
Mother of Grown Child (I Am So Proud of Her)
Fanatic Gardener (So Many Seeds, So Little Summer)