1st thinning's of the spinach planted Feb 4 made it to the dinner table last evening for a nice salad! The over wintered spinach (planted last fall) should be in a nice pot of boiling water by next week, they are about harvest size. Onions, carrots and swiss chard planted this past weekend. Two early tomato plants set out inside a Wall-O-Water heat tubes. These allow frost sensitive plants to be set out earlier, sometimes 6 to 8 weeks earlier.
Tonite's dinner included fresh mixed green salad from the garden, vine ripe tomatoes from some where down south, fresh cauliflower (not mine), and a big plate of spinach freshly picked and planted last fall.
We finally got some decent rain this past week and the vegetables have taken off. Expect fresh peas in about 1 week.
Mid summer lettuce will be started in flats this next week along with next falls brussels sprouts. I planted about 250 onion plants several weeks ago, have no idea what I'm going to do with that many.
First green beans of the year are just poking through the ground.
You should try sweet potatoes. They are real easy. You take one and put it in a glass of water so the top sticks out. Keep an eye on it and you will soon see it sprout out of the various eyes. When they grow little roots you carefully take them off and plant them.
Just one per plant. Onions are new to me and I thought I'd try using plants, it's just a bit easier. I planted some onion plants from a local supplier here last year and they didn't do well. It was a dry season and the plants weren't the easiest to grow. So this year I changed suppliers and ordered 3 different types of onion. http://tinyurl.com/jcfj5 You can start them from seed, maybe next year.
The 1st of the 06 peas made it onto the dinner plate last evening along with a great heaping bowl of fresh lettuce. I would have taken photos but everyone cleaned their plate before I could reach for the camera. The full crop of early peas will be in full picking this weekend....where's the butter?