Thursday, April 22, 2010

Start growing!

We're off to a great growing season! My husband Ken has rototilled the maximum security garden, working in some of Farmer Dave's old horse manure. We planted peas two weeks ago. We didn't plant spinach this year, mainly because it's usually only good for one picking. If anyone has a variety of spinach that lasts longer, please tell about it. We should have already planted Swiss chard, kale, lettuce, green onion and parsley seeds. It's late enough to plant broccoli, cabbage, celery, Brussels spouts and cauliflower plants outside. We wait until mid-May to plant beans and squash seeds and we wait until the end of May to plant egg plant, pepper and tomato plants.
This year is an amazing Spring with all the beautiful flowering trees, untouched by the typical late frost. (keep fingers crossed). It should be a good year for fruit here in Oakland County.Spring is always a re-Genesis. We made it through Winter and can get back to the garden, where we can breathe fresh air and dig in the dirt. Ahhhh.

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