The lusty month of May!
That lovely month when ev’ryone goes
(end singing now)
Och Aye, It’s May. Today we shopped at Carrboro Farmer’s Market and the South Estes Farmer’s Market, buying beets and carrots and biodynamic strawberries that taste like Vanessa Redgrave’s voice sounds.
This afternoon we spent in the Garden. We harvested green garlic, which makes great garlic bread, and oodles of radishes and enough lettuces to satisfy the entire Efrafa warren. We harvested young spinach, and the last of the wintered cauliflower.
Then we transplanted peppers to a box, only 21 of the ones we have ready to go. We harvested lettuces and thinned the rest out by transplanting them so they had more room.
We have Sugar Snap Peas! Not many, but enough have come in for a dish. And we have blueberries growing!
And lit-tle ty-ny apples. We have half a dozen tomato plants blossoming, plus both our tomatillos. The snow peas have lovely purple and pink blossoms.
We transplanted winter squash that we set to germinate last week into a box, and the summer squash are starting to unfurl from beneath the top layer of dirt. The haricot vert are germinating as well as the cucumbers.
Below are photos of many of our herbs we have growing in railing boxes and by windows and in large containers outside scattered amongst the Garden.
We’ve been growing mung bean sprouts from beans purchased at our local Co-Op, and have gotten nicely efficient at having them on hand most of the time. Mostly they go into the salads.
Sometimes I feel redundant; shooting what seems to me to be similar pictures over and over. Then I remind myself that a year from now it will be nice to have a visual record of the weeks passing in the garden.