Thursday, May 6, 2010

See How the Garden Grows

2010gardenYesterday I was out watering the garden, twice since it was fairly wa5-6garden04rm.  I swear, I could watch the asparagus shoot up out of the ground.  Our asparagus bed came established with the house when we bought it 4 years ago and has always done really well.  This year, once I got all the grass off the top, is no exception!

My spinach is doing well.  Round 1 is getting it's third set of leaves in, Round 2 is on its first leaves and Round 3 is just starting to poke up out of the ground.  I need to get my last planting in this weekend.

I planted little gem lettuce - they're supposed to be cute little 5 inch heads of lettuce perfect for a single salad.  These little guys are just sprouting their leaves.

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The rhubarb continues to flourish and the strawberries are beginning to blossom.  We are going to have to get in gear to get them protected!


My peas have finally decided to grow a little bit - they're starting to stretch for their trellis.

Last but not least, the broccoli.  I have tiny heads of broccoli forming already!  Some of the plants I had given up on after the Garden Beast attack are actually doing relatively well and may bring me produce after all!  Yesterday when I went out I saw beautiful little broccoli crowns forming:


Today I saw that some Beast had a snack last night!  Grrrr!  At least they limited their party to two of my plants!


The weather has been great this week: the perfect mix of rain and sunshine.  I'm antsy to plant my post-frost-date crops but will hold out.  Our nights have a tendency to stay cool for a little while longer.


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  1. It is all looking good. Asparagus does grow incredibly fast! I am also waiting to put out my tomatoes, squash, watermelon, and peppers. I am hoping the storm we get tomorrow will be our last "winter" storm!

  2. You are soooo lucky to have inherited asparagus! It's so high maintenance to get started! I want to plant it sooo badly and then I read the instructions again and get discouraged!

  3. Your asparagus looks great! Is it difficult to keep an asparagus bed? I've been thinking about it for a couple of years...

  4. Just stopping by from Tuesday Garden Party. I just planted my garden last weekend and blogged about it. I hope to post weekly updates as to how it's doing, so maybe we can check in on each others gardens throughout the summer. Happy Gardening!

  5. Hey Folks - thanks for visiting! Zentmrs: I have to say we've hardly done a darn thing to the asparagus bed. We had extra compost one year and that got thrown on top & I try to keep the grass off the top. That's about it! But it was fairly established when we moved in so we're blessed with easy-growing asparagus. I have heard from others that it can take a couple of years to establish a good bed. Good luck!

  6. I have beautiful broccoli plants, but no heads yet. I keep hoping....

  7. Your garden looks great- I too, have asparagus and find it pretty undemanding, just needed weeded and picked at the right time. I would say go for it- it's not hard. Thanks for linking to the Tuesday Garden Party!

  8. I was really surprised to see heads already - it seems really early for them here (Central NY)