With March coming to a close we are starting to breathe a little easier. This time last year we had snow. For 2012 all the trees have budded and bloomed out. If we were to get freezing weather or snow now we would have no fruit at all. So far so good and we are hoping to finish out the remaining few days of the month with warm temperatures and no frost or hail.
As you can see in the picture above the potatoes are up and we are working furiously to get them all weeded and mulched with straw. With O Wise One's hands burned and out of commission for several weeks we seem behind in everything.
The onions are also up that we planted from bulbs. The onions planted from seeds are almost ready to go into the ground. We were hoping to wait until the first of April to plant those in the garden.
The Rhubarb has completely leafed out now and looks wonderful other than starting to try to put up seed heads that we keep cutting off.
The seedlings of cabbage, broccoli and chinese cabbage are growing fast and will go into the ground soon as well. We have also planted our beets, lettuce, spinach and mustard green seed mats that I made and planted head lettuce seedlings as well. I did get the tomato seeds planted but have yet to get my peppers planted.
Fresh asparagus has been wonderful and O Wise One has cooked it on the grill several times. He even found the first Morel mushroom yesterday in one of the flowerbeds. We have been putting in lots of long days this week and have watched the sun set from the garden several days now. This time of year it seems as if there are never enough hours in the day for what we need to get done. We fall into the bed exhausted and rise again with the sun. They are forecasting rain this weekend so we may get a little time off.
Blessings From The Holler
The Canned Quilter