Sunday, April 28, 2013

Delayed summer

Well, the weather has stayed cool, delaying the summer seed germination. My beans have not peeked out, and may have rotted in the cold soil. I will check soon and replant if needed. Transplanted seedlings of tomato and hot peppers are fine, just sitting still instead of growing!

In the meantime, the potatoes and garlic look amazing! The garlic is huge. I hope the bulbs below ground look as good as the greens above.

Finally, tiny blueberries forming, and farm stand purchased spring onions, steamed in the microwave for 3 minutes and then grilled. Oh my.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Today I ate a delicious, fresh greenhouse tomato and a fresh crispy greenhouse cucumber from Simpsons farm, and grilled the fattest, most tender, sweetest wonderful asparagus spears from Garner Farm's field. Spring crops are in and it is time to celebrate with amazing food!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring salad

Finally! I have been watching and waiting for a mixed greens salad from the garden, but our late, cold, gray spring was holding everything back. Now, after a two inch rain and a few slightly warmer days, the spinach, arugula, chard, and four kinds of lettuce have jumped up, and I finally could make and eat this beauty.

It has been almost painful waiting for spring to get here. I don't want to be cold any longer. Now I know those of you further north may have no patience with my complaints about weather in the 50s, but I am weak, and I want to go out in the boat.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Making room

The ladies enjoying a lactino kale plant pulled from the garden to make room for more spring planting. We have had just about all the kale we can take, at least until next fall, so don't mind sacrificing still healthy plants.