Since last fall, I’ve been pretty quiet on the blog. But I have been keeping quite busy!
We surveyed the garden starting April 8. And we discovered bulbs we planted last fall coming up, and volunteers from the previous gardening season.
On April 12, we began planting new crops and making improvements.
On April 14, we managed to put tunnels over the collards, cabbage and snow peas, but not the radishes. We lost the radishes due to snow. This was the last snow we experienced this season, fortunately. It was a very long and cold winter!
On April 16, it was time to remove the tunnels again….you can see them beyond the fence. The snow melted pretty quick after that last snow.
The crocuses started blooming in between the time we took off the tunnels, until April 19, when this was taken….always a good sign to see the first crocuses of Spring!
And then the daffodils decided to show their faces. These were taken on May 3.
On May 7, when watering seeds and checking plant growth, we discovered carpets of these lush green and purple deadnettles out at the garden community. I picked a lot to juice and have in smoothies. Nutritious but not so tasty plain. You can’t beat free nutrition!
This year, we ordered the majority of our seeds from Baker Creek Seeds, and we got close to 50 different packets of seeds. We had to devise numerous shelving systems, in and outside of the house. We have three greenhouse shelves like this one…. and two open white shelving units.
We actually started the majority of the seeds from seed blocks, and transferred them to various different types of pots.
We took a walk through Springbook Prairie, browsing wild edibles, on May 11 (Mother’s Day). This seemed appropriate…. =)