Saturday, March 12, 2011

at long last...

it is good to be home. 

the sun is shining. the birds are singing early morn' to late evening.  the kitties are sacked out on the porch all day and i find myself cheered by the greening up of the universe.

the fruit trees are fruiting.  the second round of peas (first round knocked out by a freeze) have sprouted and the springs patch of climbing beans have begun the ascent.

potatoes are sending up sprouts, kholrabi are tempting and full, the lettuces and greens are now to be daily eaten.

it is spring time and we've got gardeny goods ready for the table.

the girls are laying furiously and the not so wee '14' girlygirls are just beginning to lay which means we've got plenty of eggs for market, plenty of eggs for neighborly sale and plenty of eggs for personal eating too.  and to be home with those i love dearly... things could not beter.

i think this is a good time for a what's growing round up.  let's see how well my memory will serve.  i'll go bed to bed in my mind - oh my, good luck!

  • artichokes
  • basil
  • prickly pear
  • rosemary
  • crimson lettuce
  • romaine lettuce
  • crimson onions
  • texas sweet onions
  • spinach
  • cilantro
  • rainbow chard
  • chinese broccoli
  • bok choi
  • green lettuces
  • chives
  • collards
  • oregano
  • red potato
  • yukon gold potato
  • lemon balm
  • white kohlrabi
  • violet kohlrabi
  • beets
  • roma maters
  • yellow pear maters
  • marglobe maters
  • marigolds
  • sorrel
  • mint
  • spearmint
  • peppermint
  • horseradish
  • asparagus
  • fava beans
  • red scarlet runner beans
  • broccoli
  • russian comfrey
  • yellow and violet pole beans
  • delicata squash
  • jicama
  • anaheim pepper
  • red sweet pepper
  • french tarragon
  • sweet marjoram
  • pineapple sage
  • orange mint
  • dragon tongue beans
  • thyme
  • chamomile
  • kale
  • sage
  • poppy
  • elderberry
  • nasturtium

fruits and veggie seeds going in the ground today
  • watermelon
  • musky melon
  • scarlet runner beans round two
  • cucumber - the pickling kind
  • daikon radish

it's all very exciting!

trees currently in bloom include
  • apricot
  • pear
  • peach
  • apple

flowers now blooming
happiness for the bees
  • poppy
  • potato vine
  • jasmine
  • pansies

 speaking of the bees - they are flying like crazy and returning home with great good stores of pollen in their pouches.  i have not yet looked into the hives this season but all looks great from the outside.  i'll probably suit up sometime this week as long as the weather holds to see how it goes on the inside.

flower seeds going in the ground today
  • blanket flower
  • cardinal climber
  • morning glories - white and violet

what have you got in the ground?

we've had a good breeze this day which means i'll need to watch for quickly drying beds.  it would be nice to see some rain in our near future but one never knows. it is looking like our chances are slim.

well folks, i'm going to cut a bit short for now.  the day is lovely, the grass needs trimming and the sunshine is calling. it's going to be nice to eat fresh from the garden for dinner.  oh baby - grow yourself a garden, it is truly worth the efforts put in.



Sassychiken said...

Well let's see... nowhere near your list but I have:

3 types of heirloom tomatoes, sweet peas, eggplant, jalepenos, golden bell pepper, collards, mustard greens, carrots, beets, radishes. Waiting for my watermelon and beans to get busy. Actually it's time to put in a new bed! :-)

shellywoman said...

that sounds great! i have yet to get eggplant in the ground. it's time to get on that. good for you. it's always time for a new bed around here.