It’s Salad Season


We spent most the the day working out in the garden getting ready for the warm season planting. I found a couple of carrots left in one of the beds. A fresh cutting of lettuce that re-sprouted from last year’s plantings, add a few things from the fridge and we have our first garden salad of the season for dinner.

Almost dinner

Almost dinner

Things are warming up nicely in the garden.The garlic is about 10 inches tall. The onions are settling in. The new season’s planting of kale, spinach and lettuces are coming up. Oregano and Thyme is going well. The Lemon Thyme came through the winter like a champ! I don’t think it lost many leaves. The blueberry bush is budding. The tomatoes and peppers are getting a great start in the greenhouse. The weeds were happy until I ripped them out. I think I got the Chickweed, Purple Dead Nettle and Spring Cress before they went to seed. The beds are now ready for the next round of weed sprouting, mostly Lamb’s Quarters and Purslane. All of these weeds are edible, but I never really liked the taste of them.

I belong to the local Freecycle group. One of the members posted a need for perennials and shrubs to fill a space left after removing some English Ivy. I wrote back and told her to come on over and get some bits and pieces of our landscape. We set up a meeting time and she came over Sunday. This might be the wrong time of year to be transplanting some of this stuff, but she’ll give it a try.

She got some nice babies from the Forsythia, Rose of Sharon, Snowball Viburnum, Euonymus, Moonbeam and Lance Leaf  Coreopsis, Cut Leaf Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Columbine and Mother of Thyme.

What a great way to celebrate Earth Day, sharing my plants with another gardener.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by miamizsun on April 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    looks good

    Reply

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