Come Into My Garden :: 4

It seemed a fitting way to return.

lemon1

Regrouped.

onions1

And it’s Springtime.

strawberry

We began much earlier than we expected and are weeks ahead of our normal planting schedule. Perhaps, we shall grow a melon larger than a baseball and with edible flesh inside?

uppergarden

Here is the upper garden. Now in it’s fourth year, the soil is really starting to liven up. This year we didn’t have to order any additional soil, and are working with only our own compost as an amendment. Alliums are up, and we had enough garlic at the end of last year to hold back for seed. Baby steps towards our goal of reducing the initial investment into each year’s garden.

unfinished

Part of this year’s expansion includes several more beds, including a terraced winter squash hill. That pile of rocks behind the beds? That’s what needs to come OUT of our soil before we can put anything INTO it when we venture into new territory. Vermont pebbles, we call them.

peep

Here’s Peep. You should know about him because he’s our main man and border patrol. He has two broody wives so we are anticipating the arrival of fresh, downy babies in addition to our most recent births:

granola1

of four baby goats. The sweetness is nearing unbearable, but we manage.

hyssop

This is Hyssop, proud, goofy mama of the above-pictured Granola.

oregano

Always the first to be harvested. Somehow, we never tire of oregano-in-everything.

I’ll do my best to keep up with a weekly recap:

Seeded

Beets
Spinach
Lettuces, all kinds
Carrots
Radishes
Peas, all kinds
Turnips
Cilantro
Parsley

Transplanted/Planted

Celery
Melons
Cauliflower
Eggplant
Okra (eh, we’ll see if these hold…it’s been chilly)
Onions (from sets)
Potatoes
Lemon Marigold

Harvesting

Oregano
Thyme
Chives
Green Garlic
Chocolate Mint (someone wishes I hadn’t planted it so close to the garden)
Dandelions (for fritters, wine, and syrup…posts to come!)

 

What’s happening in your garden?

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