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…

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

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Primaveral…

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…

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

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

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

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and planted the rosemary, hoping for a warm rain…

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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,

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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!!

Behold!!!

peas!!!

peas!!!

Spinach!!!

Spinach!!!

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

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