Dear Journal -End of April 2013
It’s so wonderful to finally have a chance to spend some quality time with the gardens again. The weather has been dry but just right temperature-wise to get a healthy bit done the last 2 weeks.
The experimental onions are coming along nicely. I’m not sure they will grow bigger bulbs, but at the very least we are almost ready to snip a few greens.
The tomatoes, peppers and eggplant in the mini-greenhouse are taking up so much room, even after we have given some away, and getting so big that they will need to head out to the garden soon. Another experiment in the works is cloching a bed to warm it for the tomatoes. Cross your fingers Dear Journal.
I mean that figuratively of course.
All totaled so far we have about 12 ft. of peas, about 6 each broccoli, cauliflower, red and green cabbage, a handful of collards, kale, kohlrabi, 3 dozen onions plus the green onions, 2 Brussels sprouts, I forget how much elephant garlic, 2 pots of transplanted sunchokes and 8 ft. of fava beans growing. Just sprouting are beets, chard, and sorrel. Not to mention the blueberries, horseradish, the newly planted blackberries, the overgrown raspberries, oh! oh! oh! and this:
A dozen fruit trees to be grown the espalier method, well, that’s the plan anyway. And then there’s the asparagus, the expanded strawberry bed and oh yeah, the experimental dry beans under cloche.
Well, if you need more details Dear Journal, just check with Clipboard.
She gets right out into the garden with me.
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April 30, 2013
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