|the beds with Sanford and Son's skateboard ramp in the background|
The planning and planting of eight of the ten new garden beds took some time. I planned as I planted, with a bit of help from John Jeavons book, "How to Grow More Vegetables"- I companion planted my garlic and onions with lettuce and nasturtium; beets and peas, broccoli and cauliflower- and the list goes on. Since I used seeds, I wasn't certain what the outcome would be.
Every short visit was a display of some little green bits emerging from the soil.. combined with some strange animal footprints trampling and crushing some of the starts.
First the lettuce: Arugula, mesclun, endive, romaine and butter leaf each silky new leaf, sweet and unlike any I've ever consumed before.
|Lettuce and Onion|
Thinning carrot, beet and other seedlings to add to salads as micro-greens. Some of them tasted like dirt and were spat out immediately!
A green only found in nature appears, silvery pea shoots covered in dew.
Pretty little carrots all in a row
|Carrot, Butter Leaf Lettuce, Nasturtium|
Mrs. Havisham still lives in my garden...
|Mrs. Havisham lives on|
My garden volunteers...somehow not consumed by rabbits?
|Patty Pan Squash and Tomato|
Happiness....to be continued.....
Cheers! Happy Holidays from Ivarene Farms.