You can use the blossoms of chives in salad or just leave them in the garden for ornamental purposes. They stand astride the two worlds of beauty and utility.
Here are French Breakfast Radishes fresh from the garden this morning. They are crunchy and peppery!
Here is a bed full of dill seedlings. I did briefly think of leaving them. How wonderful would an entire bed full of waving, golden umbels on tall feathery stalks be? Alas, they are gone now, replaced by little tomato plants. Well, a planting of tomatoes is pretty wonderful in its own right.
This is one of the old apple trees. I have no idea what variety it is but the apples are small and delicious. This photo was taken in early May.
Now in late May, despite the cold, wet weather, it’s in bloom. With any luck there will be a good crop this year.
Onion seedlings waiting for the garden bed to thaw.
There is still snow on the ground here in Maine and I’m longing for some homegrown lettuce. This photo is from two springs ago. Fresh greens are not too far away! A couple of weeks ago, I scratched various lettuces, spinach and parsley into some grow bags outside and they’ve been frozen and snowed upon. We’ll see what happens!
Not even remotely spring here. great gobs of wet cotton-like snow falling. Not spring but very beautiful. Me thinks I need a greenhouse…
I always order seeds from Renee’s Garden first. I love that the company has taken the Safe Seeds Pledge and does not sell genetically engineered seeds. It is also extremely useful to me, a person with a small garden, that they offer some packets containing more than one variety of seed and that the seeds are color-coated with dye so that you know which seeds are which. For example, I purchased a packet of zucchini with Clarimore, Golden Dawn and Raven and will only plant one hill of each. I will still have plenty of zucchini to share, believe me, but not so many leftover seeds. The packet art is very pretty as well and I enjoy fiddling about with my little pile of dreams over a cup of tea.
I might be out of control in the seed ordering department.
The raised beds are looking wintery but it’s time to order seeds!