Monday, April 14, 2008
A Garden Takes Shape
After many hours of tilling and raking, the plot of land that once was a beautiful vegetable garden is again starting to take shape. The rows of strawberries are uncovered and stretching their leafy arms towards the sun. The soil is soft and teeming with worms. The compost is worked in and releasing its' nutrients. Several mounds are planted with onions, garlic, sugar peas, beets, lettuce, spinach and radishes. Seeds that were started in the greenhouse are beginning to germinate, sending tiny leaves upwards towards the light and warmth of the sun. There is still so much more to be done, but it feels great to have a jump start on the work. How tasty that first Spring salad will be with these wonderful greens. Last year we planted about 40 asparagas roots. This year will be our first mini harvest of asparagas. We will harvest just a small amount of the shoots as they errupt through the earth. The rest will be allowed to remain to strengthen the plants. Next Spring's harvest should be a large one.....Mmmmmmm Mmmmmmm...there is nothing like fresh asparagas spears....steamed as soon as they are cut. You just cannot get any fresher than that!
Posted by Beverly Frankeny at 8:13 PM