Time to plant!

Spring is HERE! A few days above 30, a dip in the river, a looooong swim in the ocean as the tide came in over the warm sand yesterday… and, today, time to get some tomato seedlings in! I planted sets of 2 in two different spots of our yard last week, and today planted 10 more tomatoes out in our raised bed. Two different varieties: orange flamme and sasha’s pride.

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We’ve been enjoying fresh little spring greens – arugula, watercress, spinach, and mustard greens all have been ready to harvest in bits and pieces. We can cut fresh chives and oregano. Garlic seems to be doing well, onions not so much… tips?!

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Today I made an experimental hanging basil basket, to see if my basil will grow free of slugs and other pests that tend to crawl along the ground. I’ve never had luck with basil! Janelle is happy with her peas’ growth and her one sprig of winter kale that has popped up and flourished with nice tender leaves.

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Potatoes have been hilled up for a while now, and if shoots pop out here and there we quickly cover them. This year I decided to try growing strawberries and gooseberries from seed. Today I also got my seeds of watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkin going… and popped some bush bean seeds in the ground.

Its all an experiment really, just see what grows and flourishes in what spaces… eat as we go, dig, have fun, and enjoy this brilliant sunshine.



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