The most exciting news this year was I have asparagus coming up! I have never tried asparagus as you have to wait 2 years to harvest but after my kids have picked asparagus for a farmer from our church I learned a little more and was willing to try. Never having really looked into it I assumed you'd get one asparagus from a plant. Once my kids started picking I learned that every 2-3 days there is another one! Yippee! This makes all the difference. You can almost watch this stuff grow.
I planted 12 plants but I think a couple didn't make it so I should probably plant twelve more and wait the year out again before you get any results. So far I've only had enough for 4-6 stalks every other day or so but hey, it's a start!
I did get a few beds ready and planted a few seeds this week too. I put in radishes, rainbow chard, onion sets, blood turnips and a baby type green (can't remember the name right now.) Hopefully my seeds will have success in sprouting.
|wild yarrow just coming up|
One of my favorite things I found coming up in it's usual wild patch at the edge of our woods is my yarrow. I do have some in the garden but these wild patches are such a blessing! I love when I have to do nothing and can gather all the yarrow I need for my favorite herbal antibiotic!
I've got some roma cherry seedlings and basil seedlings started in the house. I need to get some more things started inside this week. A little late I know but man has it been busy lately!
So hopefully you are all enjoying the nice weather and getting your seeds started too!