Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A few things growing

Celeriac and leek.


Cabbage and cauliflower.


A few young asparagus I grew from wild seed.

Self-seeded chamomile.

My tarragon survived the winter on the deck with no protection!  Amazing.

I also started some calendula, sweet pea, basil and cumin this evening.  The cumin is an experiment--we'll see how this Asian spice does in western Minnesota.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Raised beds

We will be using raised beds for the first time in the garden this year. 

This afternoon hubby put together six of them.  We plan on building more, when time allows.  They are made from untreated pine.I'm thinking about whitewashing them, in an effort to have them last longer.  I'm not sure if that would work, though. 

Graham practiced with a hammer and nails while hubby was building the beds. It was a beautiful, albeit windy day for playing and working outside.  Tonight it's forecast to drop down to the low 20's.  I'm kinda glad I haven't planted anything in the garden yet.  I hope my garlic, now eight inches tall, survives the freeze.