Wednesday, April 20, 2011
We have green beans!
We are so happy to have green beans! They came up so quickly and we are hoping we have great success this year with our Kentucky Wonders. We also have a few cucumbers, yellow and zucchini squash and corn. Those plants are not quite large enough to show in a photo. I think when I see these vegetables coming up and thriving, I can say it is officially spring.
This view of the cabbage, lettuce and onions is one from last week. Since then we have been slowly adding mulch. Mulching is very important but it is really hard work. I am hoping this area will be totally mulched the next time I take a photo.
Our early peas are growing like crazy and are covered with blooms. I was hoping we would be having peas for Easter dinner. I am not sure if that will be the case but they are maturing in a hurry.
Here's another view. I just love these peas. I know they will play out before too long, but I think they are beautiful.
I do think we will have spinach for Easter dinner. The green row on the left is our spinach. It is really happy. The carrots in the center are doing well but we will need to work in some manure and pull some dirt up around the carrots before we mulch. I have high hopes for them.
We also planted many types of squash yesterday. Spaghetti, hard winter squashes or all varieties. We planted them in our lower garden but it only look like a dirt bed right now. They should be up very soon with the weather warming up.
That's all for today. We are trying to really rev it up and get in full spring garden mode.