It is without a doubt springtime. It is supposed to be nothing but blue skies and sunshine for the next few days. It also happens to be a holiday here in Germany which means I am going to go and spend a few days in the garden. I certainly need to. This year I am just not on the ball. Last year I diligently traveled there every Saturday at the crack of dawn and worked until it was practically dark and I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore. Maybe it is because this year I am busier or because I feel more confident in my abilities, like if I relax a bit that it won’t be the end of the world. The plants will still grow. Still, I have gotten a bit done (maybe not as much as I would like) and I am feeling good about the coming year.
Here is whats growin’ on in my garden:
My potatoes are planted. This year I planted 50 plants.
The asparagus is growing. I would really like to eat some of it (I tried some of the branches that you will bloom and they tasted amazing), but I am giving the plants one more year to establish themselves.
The cherry tree is blossoming. I am already so happy that I have a cherry pitter this year. I will be looking forward to making pies. Unfortunately, I did not prune the trees as I had wanted. This is a project for the long weekend.
I have new really awesome shovels and a pair of gloves!
I planted 1 bed with 20 different types of seeds. I am really excited about how that may turn out. Hopefully beneficial friendly, beautiful and delicious.
Onions and a slew of other root vegetables are planted. I am hoping to produce enough of my own onions for the year this year. Last year I ran out around Christmas time.
I was finally able to use all the egg shells I have been saving in the freezer all winter (for the tomatoes who really like a bit of extra calcium).
I had a visitor who I ALMOST chopped in half with a shovel (by accident, of course!!!). Luckily, I noticed him. I would have felt awful.
The fall planted Brussel sprouts bolted, unfortunately. They got thrown on the compost pile.
The peas are starting to grown (I got them sown about 2 weeks too late, sadly).
And that is what is going on in my garden life. I will head there today for a few days. Looking forward to it. Lots to do – build more trellises and maybe a greenhouse frame, weed, organize, prune trees, etc.
Wish me luck and have a great weekend!