So here we are, the end of April, with good things already happening in our garden! A couple of weeks ago, we planted some tiny swiss chard plants, along with spinach, kale, broccoli, and a few marigolds to keep pests out. The chard and kale have taken off! Almost ready to be harvested in moderation to keep the new growth coming.
And… this weekend we planted a few herbs: two varieties of basil, chives, and flat-leaf parsley to accompany the curly variety above, and dill. All is well despite a huge storm that rolled in merely hours after the planting, bringing with it golf ball-sized hail that made me think several large trash cans were rolling down our street before I realized what was happening. Scary! But cool, too. I made Andrew risk life and limb to run out and grab a huge hail stone to show the boys. It was worth the risk of getting pelted in the face by a huge ball of ice. I think.
Baby spinach (which something is eating- maybe slugs?)
We also planted three grafted tomato plants, an eggplant plant, one cucumber plant, two red bell pepper plants, and a zucchini plant. The only thing missing is our yellow squash, then we just need to sit back (well, and weed and water) and wait!
Also, speaking of weeding, a couple of weeks ago, I noted that Milo was busy busy busy in the garden, stalking around talking to himself and concentrating very hard on something. After about thirty minutes, he ran up to me and exclaimed, “Mama! Great news! I just planted all my seeds in the garden!” Um… what kind of seeds? “Oh, those helicopter seeds! I planted like a hundred!”
Yes. He most certainly did.
If you are planting, how is your garden coming? What are you most excited about this season? I have to say, after getting zero tomatoes or raspberries last year, I am hoping and hoping for some of each… though we have yet to build the cage around them to keep those nasty varmints out. Happy gardening!