We saw our first hummingbird of the year in the garden yesterday! Last year we had one feeder up, and one hummingbird was a bit of a bully, trying to guard it as much as possible. She received a Christmas present of another one this year. We put up both earlier this week, and have been rewarded with their presence already.
We mounded the potatoes twice this week, that’s just how fast they are growing. We transplanted 45 of our celery seedlings to the garden. All the other seedlings we have needed to be repotted *again*, so we’ve been doing that. We found a lot of seedling pots at the local recycling center, because we’d run out.
We’re busy researching how to cure garlic, including asking local farmers for tips. And we’re researching how to keep our garlic the longest, because frankly it looks like our harvest is going to be more than we could eat in a year, which would be exciting.
We continue to harvest record quantities of lettuce with even more coming along, and also this week harvested radishes and broccoli raab, as well as some pea shoots.
In two weeks, we’ll be putting our tomato plants out, along with all our pepper plants.
Since we put out the castor oil granules, I haven’t seen any new vole digging in the boxes. We’re crossing our fingers. I gave some of my moonflower seeds to a couple we’re friends with, they had moved this winter and are restarting their farm all from scratch, and didn’t have a moonflower plant in the new location.
One of our cauliflowers is heading up! Now it is a race for how big can it grow before we can’t stand it anymore and just take it to be eaten. I’m favoring just simply steaming it, served with a bit of butter and some pepper.