( Not just a big egg - More like A Happy Chicken ! )
Wow - where do I begin?
Oh, wait. First - a message for Deb!
Thanks for that great idea about sharing tips and recipes for the herbs that I grow! Definitely - I will begin doing that as I get busy using them in the kitchen.
Unfortunately - I read your note the morning after making my stuffed mushrooms. Of course - never donned on me to take photos. And we - totally - devoured those! So - I will next time - for sure!
The weather is tossing red flags here and keeping us walking on eggshells. But we have very brave Babies sprouting from the ground!
Our “ Borlotto Solista “ Pole Beans have popped!
It’s always so much fun when you see them just barely crack the soil - only to find them standing up an inch tall - or more - the next morning!
And then there are the ones that don’t show their face - at all.
Plan B comes to fruit - open the extra seed you bought.
In our case - I’m having to go back and re-seed some of our corn.
Hard to believe this tiny half-inch sprout will grow taller than me to have as many as 5 stalks - each stalk having a few ears of the sweet - tender - delicious corn that drives us nuts!
" Mirai " Corn seed is a bit picky. To begin with - the kernal is very delicate. Dried - just a bit more testy.
Consistent watering and careful attention to depth during planting are vital.
Pretty sure I may have planted some too deeply.
Our “ Festina “ Bush Beans have come up! We only planted 2 short rows this year. Still have plenty of green beans in the freezer and canned.
The spinach is coming along - slowly. Not so sure I’m all that impressed with using the Garden-in-a-Bag thingy for our spinach. Seems stunted.
And it’s bringing on a constant discussion about a table garden.
The “ Southern Giant Curled “ Mustard Greens seem to be hanging in there.
However - the “ Savannah “ Mustard Greens are about to push me to cleaning the row for something else.
Same goes for the Organic “ Boro “ Beets.
As luck always runs around here during early spring planting - the first planting of carrot seeds was washed off the hills by a storm.
Babies from the second planting have sat up and yawned!
Leaving survivors to grow “ rogue “ in the alleys of my rows is just - Me.
Kind of a “ Live or Die, Turd ! “ thing to mimic sticking my tongue back at Mother Nature.
Meadowview Nursery introduced me to “ Amish Paste “ Tomatoes last year - which turned out some absolutely wonderful tomato sauce!
But they didn’t set any plants up at the farm this year.
Lucky for me - I neglected the plants after harvest last year!
Look carefully - between the rogue carrots!
Hey! This just seasons the “ Volunteer “ in the motto of our great state of Tennessee!
As for “ canned “ veggies on our property…. literally - I mean.
Our Tomatillo plant is doing just wonderful! Even has a few blooms!
And it looks like we’re gonna have plenty of Cherry Tomatoes for salads, too!
The “ Malabar “ Spinach has sprouted. And we’ll be constructing the trellis as soon as needed.
I went outside the box with my old wheel barrow this year.
It’s a “ Fragoo “ Strawberry plant! And I can hardly wait!
Well - David ( our neighbor ) has his two girls this weekend! Time for me to get in gear. The girls and I are gonna get busy planting flower seeds in their Daddy’s yard!
And I’ve got a few pickling cucumber plants left over for them to grow on Red’s fence! Red is their Golden Retriever.
I guess we’ll see how much fun comes out of that venture!