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Friday, April 29, 2016

Not Whittling

The snow has melted with little chance of returning this year, and I've been taking time to work on the yard & garden.  Garlic is doing well, better already than at harvest time last year, which was my first year.  Onions are overachieving, I think I'll end up with more than I can eat.  It only goes up from there.  Strawberries will get moved to a (hopefully) permanent home and I'll buy some more- they were a test item last year with promising results.  Tweak 'em and watch.

I just ordered asparagus plants/roots from a northern grower on EBay, they should arrive late next week and if I work hard & smart I'll have a bed ready for them when they get here.

Been thinking of putting in a few potatoes, not sure I'll get to that.  My daughter has been helping, if she sticks it out I'll make it.

After that it's tomatoes, zucchini, beans, and roots- radish beet carrot.  I was a failure with the roots last year, for one I over-planted the one bed I had, and for two I failed to water sufficiently early in the year.  Live and learn.

Not bad for my urban lot, to be exact I have two raised beds totaling ~40 sqft and a third planned at just over 18 sqft more.  I expect I'll get a years worth of garlic, 300+ scallions, large sweet onions I'll have to learn to dry,  more beans than we can eat, tomatoes & zucchini enough to eat and freeze, and strawberries to snack on all summer long.  No idea how the roots will work out.

There's raspberries and blueberries down the way, too.

If you can't whittle, garden.  Have fun-


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