The parsnips in the photo below are from Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden. Finally had a fine Thursday morning to work outdoors. We, the volunteers, pulled weeds, spread compost and harvested the parsnips and leeks that were left to over winter in the garden.
Parsnips from Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden
As you can see, the parsnips overwintered well (with just a layer of leaves). The leeks did not fare well.
I was able to get quite a bit accomplished in my own garden. Tidied up the helleboros, pruned the hydrangea, put down some mulch, etc., still much to do. Will get to the other chores another day.
Finished tidying up the veggie beds. While doing so, came upon some carrots that I missed last fall. They are small, but tasty, and it is a harvest.
Orange carrots and one tiny purple carrots
Veggie beds in need of nourishments. Digging in well rotted cow manure and compost. Managed to get half of the beds taken care of, hoping to get the remaining half completed this week.
Failed, not completely, but close.
Some of you may recall my 3/11/13 post (click here) about experimenting with growing pea shoots in a window box. The seeds germinated and were growing well. I decided, since peas are hardy, I can now put the window box outdoor.
Most of March, we had below (way below) normal temperature both day and night. Much too cold for the poor seedlings. Most of them just shriveled and die, the remaining few did not look healthy (photo below).
Snow peas in window box
Decided to transplant all into the garden to see if they will do better
Lost my strawberries. Kinda expected this to happen as they did not look too happy last year and were not producing. Replaced them with Sequoia and Earliglow. Hope these 2 varieties do well in my garden.
Spring has finally arrived and here to stay (I think), happy gardening!!!!!
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