Friday, April 10, 2015
April Garden Update
It's garden time. Can you dig it?
Yep, I'm giddy with anticipation. At last I have dirt under my carefully manicured fingernails. It happens every year. Just about the time I get my fingernails to the perfect length and shape to look really nice and elegant with nail polish, garden season arrives and screws the whole works up. But, I don't really care much. The season has begun.
Last weekend I was hunting through what is left of our potato harvest from last year in the bitter hopes of finding a couple of unsprouted spuds. No luck there. But, I decided to make lemonade out of those lemons and I planted a dozen or so pre-sprouted red taters in a nicely prepared bed out back. I can hardly wait to see if they will actually grow or not. Someone told me once that they won't if they're already sprouted when you plant them. That sounds sort of foolish to me, so we'll see.
Tonight, after a week of on and off again rain and a smattering of snow yesterday, I planted my peas, some radishes, a row of carrots, a row of beets, and 100 yellow onion sets. I got lucky and found the onion sets on sale for 99 cents a bag of 100. Less than a penny apiece!
So, naturally, I bought three varieties. As usual, I will plant way too many onions and I will have to tuck them in where ever I can find a little space. We somehow manage to use them anyway.
Now that it's getting dark outside, I realize that I need to take some new pictures of the garden. We modified one of the beds and made it deeper. All of the beds are practically overflowing with composted goodness.
I also found some dill seedlings when I was planting the carrots. It really is true. Once you've had dill, you will always have dill. My mother-in-law was right about that much.