Saturday, April 18, 2009

growing, growing

Last week, the rhubarb was just starting to peek out of the ground. This week, the leaves are opening. Isn't it beautiful?

And very fun for us to see, the garlic we planted
last fall is also up and growing! It was hard to be patient all winter long, trusting that the little cloves placed under layers of mulch would find their way up in the spring. They have! We look forward to garlic scapes and fresh organic cloves. Yummy!

We planted four types of garlic: Elephant, Broadleaf Czech, German Extra Hardy, and Russian Giant.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring Planting

What a glorious spring! This is the earliest that the garden has ever been completely tilled and ready for planting. Usually we are trying to sneak potatoes and peas into the dryest areas we can find.

Planted *in* the garden, as of today, are: potatoes (Superior-an early white, Red Norland-an early season red, shown above, and Yukon Gold-a mid season yellow), onions (red and yellow), beets (Detroit Dark Red, Golden Detroit, and Red Ace), peas (Oregon Giant Snow, and SugarSnap), carrots (Danvers 126, Scarlet Nantes, Mokum, Red Cored Chantenay, Atomic Red, and Purple Haze), radishes (Easter Egg Mix & Plum Purple).

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's Spring in the Garden!!!!

We are very happily working in the garden today! Yippee!!!