Monday, April 20, 2015

Radical Homemaking | In the Garden


It's Monday! Time for our weekly installment of Radical Homemaking. Interested in learning more about what that means? Check out THIS post and THIS post. 

Spring is definitely here in the DFW area. We've had some deep watering from April showers and all of the trees have leafed out. This month in the garden, I'm just weeding and watering as necessary. There's nothing to harvest quite yet, much to my displeasure. Last year at this time, I had a full compliment of lettuces and kale. This year for some reason, they're slow slow slow. Perhaps it was that late freeze. Whatever the reason, I'm hopeful (as all gardeners are by nature) that they'll kick in to high gear soon. Here's are some snap shots of the garden this weened just after the rainfall.










And just for fun, here's a shot of Billie on a roosting bar in the pen.





Currently growing in the garden:

Greenleaf Lettuce
Butterleaf Lettuce
Romaine
Endive
Kale
Arugula
Chard
7 varieties of heirloom tomato
Black Zucchini 
Lilac Bell Pepper
Squash
Melon
Market Beans
English Peas
Crystal Apple Cucumber
Lemon Cucumber
Onions (red and white)
Turnip
Beet
Carrot
Radish
Asian Pear
Meyer Lemon
Blackberry
Basil
Dill
Cilantro
Lemon Mint
Lavender
Sage
Thyme
Oregano
Marigolds
Nasturtium
Giant Sunflower


3 comments:

Emily said...

What fresh goodies you will have. My growing season is too short, and I have a very shaded yard. I might get away with a pot of basil somewhere, but otherwise, I will going to many farmers' markets.

Shavonda Gardner said...

How amaaazing Sarah!! Its so amazing how MUCH you can grow in a small space:) So many goodies.

Hanna Rhoades said...

Here's a contest you might be interested in if you were successful getting those crystal apple cucumbers to grow this year!

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