Monday, March 05, 2007

Spring garden

I just got to work in my garden for the first time this year. I spread some compost and mulch and raked out old leaves and dead stalks. We already have peony sprouts, budding artemesia, tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and violets along with a few other things I don't know the names for.

I'm really amazed to see that about half of my herb garden made it through the winter. My oregeno, sage, savory, lavender, and parsley are all fine. Usually I have to plant everything again in the spring. The catnip will come back on it's own from seed, but it looks like all I'll have to buy are basil and dill. Cool.

I usually take my spring vacation the first week of April to put in the vegetable garden. I try not to plant anything that I know I won't eat, so I keep it small. I'm not sure what all I'll try this year.

Tomatoes and green and red peppers as usual. My husband did green beans last year and we got about one good batch from that. We also planted onions and garlic, but forgot to dig them up.

I did a strawberry patch for two years, but it was just too hard to keep it from being taken over by the fake poison strawberries. They were so good though while they lasted.

I've always wanted to do peas. I love fresh peas. Maybe that will be the wild card this year.

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