When we moved here, I planted some bulbs that bloom in early spring to brighten the drab dreariness of April. Spring came late this year, the snow really hung on (and kept coming), and my harbingers of spring stayed hidden for most of the month.
Ahh, but today, they appeared!
And so I went to my garden and pushed the soil around. It wasn’t a frozen mass of soil, and it was slimy mud. It was soil!! That means it is time to plant peas (and beets, kale, and spinach). It is way to early to plant too much else around here, we are still going to get lots of frosts between now and the end of May.
Yes, I said end of May. Our growing season is a bit short I guess. It just means you have to get a little creative.
But back to the garden, I am mostly excited about planting the peas. They are the first real crop you can harvest and I like them better than beets (which I only grow for the greens anyway).
|Pea fence is IN! Must work on the dog fence though.|
|Peas are planted!|
WAIT! I am not done!
Check it out, I was lucky enough to be nominated by BDD to be featured on Jason‘s (CookTrainEatRace) weekly Athlete’s Plate. I get to nominate someone for next week’s Athlete’s Plate, and I have someone in mind that I think Jason will enjoy making a menu for. Thank you Jason, I can’t wait to make everything on the menu, it all looks so good!!