This city girl has grown her some greens. Just cut the outer leaves of some early lettuce and spinach and you’re looking at our first salad from the garden. There was enough spinach to make a delicious quiche courtesy of “the girls,” who have all started laying again after their first molt.
There was even some tender red lettuce to add to the mix.
The perennial herbs are doing well, as they always seem to do, year after year. Just add some compost and they give back another year of flavor, beauty and nourishment.
I put in some more lettuce seeds, so hopefully we’ll have lots more salads before it gets too warm.
Peas are coming up fast…
…and lots of tiny carrot, beet and annual herb seedlings are poking up their heads.
Both pole and bush beans have burst through, but something seems to be chewing on some (grasshoppers?), although I’ve yet to catch them in the act.
Now that a lot of the garden work has become more routine and, hopefully, our fear of frost is over (some say Mother’s Day, others Memorial Day, I’m hedging my bets with duplicate plants in the garden beds and the greenhouse), I plan on getting back in the studio to make some jewelry to put up on my Etsy shop. And you can bet the garden will be my inspiration.