My part of the garden has the marjoram that survived the winter, spinach that will need to be thinned, beets, celery that I bought from a greenhouse and parsley. PrairieDad is still waiting to transplant peppers and tomatos in his garden spot. While out purchasing the celery plants, I also picked up 4 thyme, one sage, and two oregano plants. They are now planted among our flowers. We still want to plant kale, rainbow chard, rosemary, multi-colour carrots and try growing leeks.
The garden, and the seed starting workshop have been great learning experiences for us. We've learned the parts of a seed, what a seed needs to germinate, that the first 2 leaves from a seed are not really leaves, but a cotyledon, garden planning, and all about tending the garden.
|Spinach, sown April 16, 2012, photo taken May 12, 2012|
|Viola flowers picked from our lawn..eaten in a salad for Mother's Day. (we have never used any kind of chemical on our lawn, nor do any of our neighbors.)|
HARVEST NOTES: The chives have been split into 3 plants now. We have harvested the equivalent of 4 packages of grocery store chives. Tomorrow I will be cutting most of the plant to harvest and dehydrate a large quantity. It is trying to flower, and we want to delay that as much as possible to keep getting more of the fresh new leaves.