|My strawberries are happy after a top dressing of compost and a good rain.|
|Fall planted garlic mulched with leaves|
|Fall planted parsnips just started to grow this spring. Variety - All American|
The long skinny plant is a wild onion. Some of these I pull, some I let grow.
(See "Wild Foods: Onions & Sheep Sorrel" and "Wild Onions Revisited".)
|Purple top turnips and Wando peas, both planted this spring.|
|I planted two beds of peas, one with turnips as companions, the other |
with radishes. These are purple plum radishes, aren't they a lovely color?
|Multiplier onions (fall planted) and lettuce, most spring planted except|
for one plant you seen in the upper right corner, which was fall planted.
|The Scarlet Nantes carrots I planted last fall were sporadic in germinating.|
|Horseradish, a volunteer. Last year I studied vitamins & minerals in plants|
for growing & making my own herbal goat formula (see "DIY Vitamins &
Minerals for Goats"). I learned that horseradish is rich in copper, a needed
mineral for goats. I'll dry the leaves for feeding in a winter herb mix.
|Jerusalem artichokes are beginning to grow.|
|A very sad shot, frost damaged potatoes. Our cooperative extension says we|
can plant potatoes in March. These should have been covered, but with an
overnight forecast in the high 30s (F), who would have thought? My mistake.
|Our small stand of winter wheat (left of the logs). Germination was fair.|
|Let's not forget seed saving. This is a cabbage-collards|
plant. I mulched with leaves and am letting the violets
grow for a pretty ground cover and to feed the soil.
When I walk out to the garden all I see is everything needing to be done. When I stop to photograph what's growing, I see it through different eyes and I'm happy.
How is everyone else doing with their gardens so far?
My Garden in April: Random Shots © April 2014