Sunday, April 11, 2010

Garden Update

Our garden has started growing!

Squash are easy to grow around here.  We planted numerous types of squash, as it was our best crop last year.  Minds well go with something we know does well.  And we do love squash.

Green beans are on the right.  We planted three different types of green beans ~ they are one of my favorite veggies.

Below are the carrots.  We planted carrot seeds this year.  We've never done this before, but figured we'd give them a try.  They are those little small plants that look like blades of grass.

We were lucky to have asparagus on the property when we moved here.  I don't know how long it's been growing unmanaged out in one of the back fields.  Many large stalks grow, and it has reseeded into a nearby area a few feet away.

This year we planted some new asparagus roots, so we'd have more asparagus.  Below is a pic of one of the stalks from the new roots.  It'll take a few years before the new roots grow as well as the other asparagus roots.  It's covered in morning dew.

I'll leave you with some pics of our back fields which I took this morning after I checked the garden.  The grass is still all wet with dew.  It's time to start mowing the grass again, too.


Lisa said...

Even though it's nice here, it's still too cold to plant. I love asparagus but it takes so long to be able to harvest.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Why, you need a couple donkeys to keep that grass down for you! :-)

Leigh said...

Wow. Your garden is so much farther along than mine. I'll do the bulk of my planting next week.

I've contemplated asparagus, but haven't decided if we like it well enough to grow. Plus, I'd have to find a permanent spot for it!

Razzberry Corner said...

Lisa - Yeah, we were pushing it by planting so early! Hopefully there's no more freezes!

Danni - you never know!! We were thinking alpacas, maybe...

Leigh - In the past few years I have come to love asparagus, especially grilled!


Poconoangel said...

Asparagus with garlic and butter! Yum! - We had frost on the car windows this morning and on the grass! Our snow peas have started to sprout and some lettuce and spinach. And my mint is about 3 inches tall already! That grows all by it's self by the back door.

AJ-OAKS said...

My goodness you have quite the garden already growing.

Want me to send you a couple of donkeys to mow that grass for you?

Razzberry Corner said...

Barb - are your veggies ok with the frost? I am scared that we may have frost which would kill our garden. I cannot believe I am thinking this after last week of 90 degree temps, but you never know these days!!

Cindy - I'd love donkeys, but they'd wander away! Right now we have no fences! So the donks would be out exploring the woods. We'd have to have horses to ride to go find & bring in the donks. But then, the horses would wander, too...


CeeCee said...

Looks like the garden is off and running.
Danni says you need donkeys. I second that.
On the other hand, a few sheep or goats might look nice out there as well. :)

Knatolee said...

You ARE lucky to have asparagus! I am starting some this year. My rhubarb and strawberry plants are just leafing out now.

DayPhoto said...

Our asparagus is up, but that is about all. It's way to cold here to do anything yet. But the grass and the alfalfa are greening up so that is something.


Razzberry Corner said...

CeeCee - We've really considered sheep. And I like goats, too! Maybe one day!

Knatolee - My husband wants rhubarb, he loves it. I'll have to try to grow it someday.

Linda - Yes, your growing season is behind ours. But today it is COLD out here; we even started a fire in the fireplace tonight! Brrr! Hope the garden is ok!


Toni aka irishlas said...

Hope your garden makes it through the night - it's cold out there!
Part of me is thankful I'm behind in my planting because we've been so busy putting in a new garden area. The asparagus has been producing for the past couple of weeks and I have some lettuce we're nibbling on that I started indoors but that's about it so far. I need to catch up!

Razzberry Corner said...

Toni ~ I have been hoping that we don't have a freeze which kills our garden! I know I planted early this year! And every year I always say I want to get lettuce, but I never seem to plant it!!!