Friday, May 03, 2013
We are finally getting some early spring garden veggies! We've been able to pick a handful of asperagus every night this week from the 'field garden' and on Wednesday I picked my first home-grown salad from the raised bed that Ben built for me. WOOT!
The blueberries, mulberries, and raspberries have dropped their blossoms and the tiny berrys are starting to fill out. We have 'baby' pears, plums, nectarines, and peaches in the orchard already. The apples bloomed later and are holding on to their flowers.
Ben has been working hard to get things planted in the 'field' garden - we have emerging squash, cucumbers, Kol-rabi, and potatoes in addition to the well-established onions and garlic that were growing over the winter months. He planted tomatoes, but I'm not sure if it has been warm enough to sprout them.
My kitchen/raised bed is FULL. We planted some little store-bought tomato plants (because I am sick, sick, sick of eating bland store-bought tomatoes!) as well as some red pepper plants (because it takes so long for them to get established by seed). I've planted basil, cilantro, and bluebonnets around the edge of the planter. We also have two tiny strawberries from the container plants we bought a month ago. (I'm really hoping for some success from the strawberry experiment.)
Last night we sat out on the porch for about half an hour and watched the dogs run arund the yard and just took in the beauty of the gardens. It's a lot of work - but it is completely worthwhile. Nothing is more peaceful than one's own 'piece of earth.'