4.23.10 How Does Your Garden Grow?

Winterrye 790 xxx
photos by george billard
I wanted to give you a quick gander at what's happening in our garden, before things really start taking shape. That way you'll get the whole before/after perspective. We're making some changes, putting in several meandering stone paths, a meadow in the front, maybe even a shade garden in back, and a new raised bed for more vegetables. G got it together to plant this winter rye in our existing raised beds, sometime in early December I think, and as the weather warmed he plowed it under. It's a cover crop, sometimes called "green compost" because it feeds and enriches the soil. I'm getting excited thinking about what to plant—kale, lovage, cucumbers, lettuces, carrots. And more medicinal herbs; my bee balm and hyssop and lady's mantle are all coming back, and even the lavender made it through the winter. G will be babying his tomatoes again, I'm sure, and praying that last year's horrendous blight won't be returning. Any ideas from you, gentle reader, on what we should sow?
Raisedbed 790 xxx


gorgeous tomatoes, lots of green leafy vegetables- ah kale, how i love it! how about those teeny tiny cucumbers which we call persian (and japanese?) cucumbers? x shayma
shayma on April 23, 2010 at 11:10 am —
Yes, I will look for some special new cucumbers this year...love the Persian ones!
laura on April 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm —
but still include kirby cukes for pickling.
Lisa on April 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm —