Monday, March 16, 2020

Beginning Again

We're paring down our garden this year, but I'm happy to report that things are starting well. We've had abundant rain and continue with cool temperatures in March. That means the peas are looking good!
 I have a long bed of peas on this trellis, with plants on both sides of it.

The asparagus was up before we had a frost, so it got zapped and is now coming out again.
I planted spinach and lettuce because Adam said he wanted both. They went into the end of the bed with the peas.
We also have strawberries in a bed from last year that are spreading and blooming now.
 The tools are ready.
 At present I have 7 hens, no rooster. Yesterday they laid 7 eggs!
I try to identify which hen lays which egg. I'm not certain, but here goes:
top row, L-R: Clementine, Henny Penny, the next two are Sheena and Brownie, not sure which is which;
bottom row, L-R: Sylvie, Pepper, Ruby

Pepper and Ruby are pullets and have only been laying a couple of months. Sylvie is a silkie and her eggs are smaller.

My lemongrass starts are in pots and doing well. 

I have 3 more in water.
I'm propagating elderberry trees too! Can't wait to put them into dirt!
Last but not least, I've put my tomato seed (Matt's Wild Cherry) into cells, and some basil seeds from last year's plants into cells too.
They're on the front porch which is rather like a greenhouse. Do you see how many gourds I have sitting there, waiting to have something done with them? Sigh.

I'll put a bed of okra in later, but that will probably be it, for our garden this year. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. How fun! We are a long ways from digging in the dirt yet, but I'll be ready! Probably a good idea to do less, especially when it gets super hot.
    God bless you, MK!

  2. Wow, a lot going on there at the farm. Neat to see what you have growing. I have tomato plants in a pot, about 3'-4' tall and giving me little oval tomatoes. These are from store bought tomatoes that were just stuck into a pot and sprouted at a friends house. (Hers have grown too and given her tomatoes, in a shady screened porch.) The pot got really full of seedlings which I thinned out and brought 3-5 home to see how they would do for me. I've eaten 5 tomatoes so far, & there are more babies, and lots of flowers. ~ Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

  3. I think you'll enjoy the garden more when it's a little smaller. Happy gardening!

  4. Those are beautiful eggs!!

    My peas are behaving SO oddly this year. I think they have wilt :-(

  5. It's at times like this that growing your own food seems to be a no-brainer. I only have a small garden, but might try to squeeze in a vegetable bed somewhere.

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