I have been trying to keep up with the season. There is so much to do in the garden in the spring. I have spent a few afternoons at my plot this week – soaking up the sun and working hard.
Asparagus harvest: I picked my first asparagus ever yesterday. I couldn’t believe how sweet it is! Only half of my harvest made it home. It is so sweet to nibble on! The rest was super sauteed with thyme.
Compost pile: I moved last year’s pile to the other side of my garden plot to make room to expand my asparagus patch. I will divide and spread out the crowns I have. Some are a bit too close to the shade of my lilac.
Potatoes: I planted 4 varieties on Friday.
Salt hay mulch: On Monday I turned over 2 raised beds at my community plot and spread salt hay in my paths. I saw that Diane and Glenn had spread hay on their paths and it looked so nice that I thought I’d do the same. I bought a bale last fall and used it as a mulch on my garlic over the winter. Salt hay is an amazing garden mulch with no weed seeds and lasts forever. So I pulled it off my garlic and got the rest of the bale that I stored under plastic and spread it on my paths. I love it!
Peas and favas: I planted peas three weeks ago and favas last weekend. The peas are up 2 inches now. I’m watching for the fava beans.
Sowing: And then there is the seed planting. I plant a few pots every few days. The cukes and squashes are sprouting now. I love how they push themselves out of the dirt.