After weeks of plowing over seed catalogs this winter and selecting some new varieties to test this year, we are very excited for the new season. The fresh, new mix of vegetables seeds has finally arrived and we have started the process of planning crop rotations and garden expansion. The new garden beds will increase our strawberry beds, herb beds, all new rhubarb bed, asparagus bed and new pollinator flower beds.
Our wagon is drag'n from the heat but on the bright side, the garlic looks great hanging in the barn. We can't wait to get the rest dug up and hung.
The Heat index today is over a hundred! That is Hot, for those of you not from the area that is with 60% or higher humidity, so it looks and feels like you're in a steam bath. These little girls and our 8 hens drank 3 gallons of water today just trying to stay cool. Our ......
Just a quick post, we have a busy day! We wanted to share some new garden photos! Check out how much the garden has grown! Have a beautiful weekend!
To protect the pepper plants from the elements and to give them a fighting chance outside the greenhouse (we grew great peppers last year in the greenhouse, but space is at a premium!)
Three years ago we planted asparagus. They are planted as a root ball, and through that first summer as they grew into leafy fern like plants we kept covering them with mulch. We waited and watched them for three seasons go through their growing cycle. Finally this year we were able to harvest the asparagus! When Jay runs out to take care of the chickens and ducks he takes a nippers with him and goes to the asparagus bed to see what has grown overnight!