Wednesday, March 30, 2011

garden: what are you growing?

We thought you'd never ask!

Well, folks, it's almost April, which means we've got baby lettuces in the ground, as well as little pea sprouts and a variety of herbs - basil, rosemary, and sage. (All pictures below are from Seed Savers Exchange, where we order all our seeds!)

a lettuce I can't pronounce

red kale



We've got tomatoes and bell peppers growing in a greenhouse, awaiting warmer temps and a bit more growth until they're ready to go into the stubborn, clay soil of Memphis. We hope that year #3 is better than the first 2. Don't get me wrong - those years weren't bad, but they certainly weren't our best. Okra and cucumbers have been some of our best crops each year.

But we're so hoping to be better tomato growers, for one, which is such a staple food for many of us cook-from-scratch folks. Plus, we like to can them!

And as a little bonus, we've got strawberry plants, too! I'll soon take pictures of the progress of our plants instead of grabbing them all from some website where their plants look so perfect.

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