Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I just had to share three spring blossoms from my yard: Pendulous blueberries, airy plum, and colorful species tulips. This is a great time to be out in the yard and garden!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Perfectly timed rain

What a great weekend for rain. It should help the tender lettuce plants that are the only thing left from the mixed greens bed of last fall. Next weekend I will separate and replant them into a more compact section of the garden, along with some new plants for spring salads.

With new peas, carrots, beets, and potatoes in the ground, I hope this rain will help them all to germinate and peek through the soil soon. The carrots and beets and one batch of peas were planted last weekend. My first batch of peas, from two weeks ago, is up, and tall enough to see the rows from up at the house. This weekend I harvested the last of the kale and collards to make room for the potatoes and for a third planting of two rows of peas.

Here are the freshly harvested greens on the back porch, waiting to be cleaned, chopped and blanched before freezing, and for one bowl for lunch, topped with a fresh egg.