Sunday, April 29, 2018

Carrots, onions, peas, chard and beets

Spring has really come on fast this week, with the bulbs jumping up and the soil thawing. I finished up most of the yard clean-up (just one small patch of raking left to do) and we visited Apache Seeds to pick up a few more packets.

The bigs are also making a come back. Jess found the first lady bug of the season while we were planting onion sets.

At this point, we have pretty much everything in the ground except the tender plants and a bed of carrots (the bed needs more work). In addition to the onions, we planted some yard-long Armenian cucumbers (our bit of stunt gardening for the year), a bunch of summer squash, and some beets, chard, and carrots.

We also got the peas in the ground and sorted out a couple of beds that were in some disarray after last fall's gardening flame-out in late September.

This week we need to do some more infrastructure work. There is an old bird bath that finally broke over the winter to break down and dispose of. We also have enough dry branches and twigs laying about that a fire might be a good idea. I spent some of Saturday staking out the tomato beds in the front so we might plant them next weekend (depending on what the weather forecast looks like).

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