Things are moving so quickly now that spring is truly on us that keeping up with pictures is almost impossible. These overview shots are almost out of date, but this is the garden on April 1st.
Red kale going to seed, shelling peas over and half-pulled. Chard in one of the very small beds bolting. Potatoes planted (in the bed with the fork stuck in it), and tomatoes in the bed beyond that one. Shoddy neighbor's shed still the same, alas.
I've pulled most of the Danvers carrots near the bolting red kale. The tat soi seeds are almost ripe. I bought little envelopes if anyone wants seeds!
You can't see them all because of the bushes, but there are four beehives out there now. Two are nuc boxes, five frame temporary hives that are holding swarms. I think both of those are destined for other homes. It's been all bees, all the time here. I have something to do out there today and will be blogging that, of course.
Denise and I were just talking about what to plant where and when. I know I have a drawing somewhere, but I'm not sure if I'm going to make changes. Must pull it out and have a look. I started more paste tomatoes (San Marzano and Roma), some Genovese basil, Ground Control marigolds from Daphne, and some bush cucumbers today. The tomatoes are late, but I think it will just extend the fun.
Lunch today is carrot soup, fresh from the garden. Very simple, just butter, carrots, water, and shallots and shallot greens. Why would I pick my shallots green?
They decided to start bolting. I think the cold/hot/cold/hot temperature swings were just too much for them. I hope the rest hold.
I hope April is bringing lots of green to your garden!
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