|There is a big bed of daffodils at the top of the garden.|
I planted quite a bit last fall but it was late going in. Much of it didn't grow, likely due to the long dry spell during October and my not watering enough. The rest of the garden looks like this....
|Coming along: creating new pathways and forming new beds.|
I'm still working on the new beds and pathways as you can see. I'm still mulching too. The ground is still very wet, however, so going is slow.
No-shows were sugar beets, table beets, carrots, collards, cabbage-collards, celery, and broccoli, except for a few stunted plants. At least my garlic is coming along nicely.
|Garlic bed with over 100 cloves planted.|
I also have a small seed crop of hull-less oats.
|A small patch of hull-less oats.|
I hope it does okay. I'll save all the seed and keep replanting until I have enough for a good sized patch. I tried a patch of hull-less barley last summer, but it didn't make it.
My peas and turnips did well and they've all been harvested except for a few turnips. I'm getting a little lettuce and a little kale and the multiplier onions are coming along too.
|Lettuce grew sporadically, but we get a salad now and then.|
Those are multiplier onions planted in the bed with the lettuce.
I also get a few parsnips now and then; the volunteers grew so much better than the fall planted ones. I'm also getting a few mangels for the goats.
Besides the strawberries, I've been transplanting the asparagus.
|Last year's stems of transplanted asparagus plants.|
I hated to do it because this would be its third year, and we could have gotten several nice meals from it. But, it was originally planted in a companion row with the strawberries that I had to move because of the wiregrass. The asparagus had to be moved too. At least it grows tall enough that I'll be able to keep it well mulched and the wiregrass at bay.
The one thing I'm not happy to see are the numerous deer tracks.
|Deer track in the garden.|
Our deer are funny. They are selective. One year it was only the buckwheat that they'd eat. Another time it was the beet tops. Last year they went for the sweet potato vines.
Our last expected frost is around the middle of April. Then I can start planting in earnest. I have seed potatoes ready to go in and a few cabbage plants I started from seed. I'm really looking forward to that.
And, the Rest of the Garden © March 2013