The last couple of years our garden has been such a bust that we planned to not even have one this year. Thankfully, back in the winter, Vince decided he wanted to give it one more shot and we planted lettuce, spinach, carrots and other winter veggies. I’m so glad we did.
There are some things out there that are perennial, of sorts. There’s a raised bed of asparagus – two actually. This time of year, I have to cut asparagus twice a day. I usually go out after daylight and then again about 3 p.m. Yesterday when I went out for the morning cutting, I got about what I always get. When I went out in early afternoon, it was like magic beans out there! I cut what was ready but knew I needed to check it again so when I went out just before dark, this was the third cutting.
That’s about half what I got in each of the first two cuttings. I think it was the little bit of rain we got a few days ago.
I pulled up a few carrots. I’ll roast a few of these for part of our dinner today and make carrot top pesto with the tops.
The above greens are in the keyhole and the bigger greens are “perpetual spinach”. We an eat it raw in salads, or on sandwiches or cook it . . it’s really delicious and it’s thicker than regular spinach. I like it a lot. You can see a few carrots and a squash plant that’s popped up from seeds I planted.
The artichokes are doing great. I’m so looking forward to lots of artichokes!
On the left is garlic. On the right is onions. Both of those seem to be doing great.
I think I’m going to pull the beets out today and I believe I have time to plant more. It’s supposed to rain some time in the next few days so I’d like to get that done before the rain.
Also in the garden are the elderberries.
I’m beginning to think the elderberries are going to take over! I planted 14 plants and there are probably at least 28 plants now and it’s hard to tell which are the 2 year old plants and which are the new plants that have sprung up. And, I cut canes and rooted those so I have about 20 more elderberries to plant . . somewhere. I don’t think I’m going to put them in the garden because I don’t want an entire garden of just elderberries!
The blackberries are loaded! I hope to get at least enough to make a cobbler and I hope I can get out and get Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream by then.
I’m so happy we decided to give the garden one last chance to perform.