Monday, February 7, 2011

Turnip bouquet

The hints of warm weather and all the rain have boosted growth of those garden plants that sat quietly through the winter. My favorite this weekend was this beautiful bouquet of Hakurei turnips. Very sweet, with just a little heat, they have a short growing season, and tripled in size in the last couple of weeks. Also putting on a growth spurt are the Asian greens (pac choi and tatsoi) that are in my mixed greens bed. The baby pac chois are a good 5 inches tall, and just about perfect for harvest.

The biggest news though is the impact the slightly longer days have had on the hens. We missed checking the nest one day, as neither of us felt like slogging through the wet yard. When we got out the next day: 5 beautiful eggs!