The cold winter and chilly start to spring delayed some things in the garden, but never fear — gardening is happening!
The garlic survived the cold winter, and is growing well. The spring crops (beets, carrots, peas, cruciferous, greens, onions) are growing, but slowly. If we continue to have a hot May, the spinach and many of the cruciferous veggies may bolt before yielding much.
Most of the summer harvest crops are in the ground: tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, green beans, and squash. We are still babying the eggplant seedlings here, in pots, trying to get them large enough to stay ahead of the flea beetles. And we’re awaiting our shipment of sweet potato slips, but those can go in the ground any time now.
Just a few quick pics — if you want the “fancy” version of the spring garden tour, see this post from two years ago.
We went from a few weeks of small asparagus and arugula harvests, to this past weekend, when Matthew returned home with the asparagus, plus bags of kale, collards, and rapa (another green you cook), AND over five pounds of arugula (most of which he sold to Local Harvest).
The strawberries are set, and some are starting to blush. If Sir is lucky, some will ripen before he leaves for Florida next week. If the birds decide to share, it looks like we might have a decent harvest of tart cherries this spring, as well.
How does your garden grow? What crop are you particularly excited about this year?