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The edible garden is planted…

What a beautiful week-end!  It was super-productive for us, also…

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I love that exhausted feeling after a full day of planting, sitting on the back porch looking out at the lush, green that will now grow…

3 Better Boy, 2 Roma, 2 Husky Cherry, 1 Sweet 100 tomatoes

6 bell peper

3 yellow squash, 2 zucchini

pole beans, bush beans, sugar snap peas

10 Basil

1 oregano

cayenne pepper, cilantro, tomatillo

pearly thyme

arugula, buttercrunch lettuce

fern dill

pineapple sage, honeydew sage, common sage

lemon grass, lemon verbena, lemon mint (melissa)

geranium, marigold, black-eyed Susan vine

3 nasturtium

Spring planting is my favorite part…well, eating the fruits of the planting is almost as satisfying…but never again do I have the control that I have in the Spring.  Soon enough the symmetry is spoiled and I move this and add that to cover the open spot or cut back the overgrowth, but today we all just sit hopefully, enjoying right where we are…


P.S.  It’s time to put out your hummingbird feeders!!!


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Not pasta…what a big difference an “L” can make;  it means “of, or pertaining to, Spring”…at last!!!

Starting with a hike down The Path, with just a hint of green and a sprinkling of forsythia…


and past many bursting buds, delayed but ready to bloom…



to the front of the house, where the forsythia show off their new haircut.


I brought out the oregano, grasses, sage, and such from the shed where they had spent the winter…a long one…


and planted the rosemary, hoping for a warm rain…


See those little white markers at the upper left-hand side of the picture?  That’s a Big Surprise.  Back in March, by the light of the new moon, I had planted some peas, carrots and a mix of spinach and lettuce,


then covered them with old storm windows to make a cold bed.  Since the temperatures had plummeted, and snow had covered the glass, I figured they were no more successful than my indoor seed-starting…Wrong!!



No sign of carrots, but since the average last chance of frost in these parts is April 15, we’ve plenty of time…