Archives for May 19, 2012

Saturday Garden Journal

blueberries

potato flower

spinach and onions

larkspurs

Seth with a birdie girl

our chicks did NOT go crazy over strawberries

our chicks did NOT go crazy over strawberries

new bee orientation

new bee orientation

new bee orientation

new bee orientation

May 18 garden

The garden is a busy place right now.  In fact I’ve declared today to be an official garden day;  there’s much to be done this weekend.

I spent an evening picking strawberries, placing the good ones in one bucket, the not so good ones in another (and throwing the moldy ones over my shoulder.)  The not so good ones were to be a treat for the chickens.  They were hardly interested in them though!

Potatoes are starting to flower, and the spinach is bolting.  Garlic scapes are appearing and the red clover’s glory has ended.  Our  bees are multiplying.  We work side by side with them in the garden and the girls are very sweet talking about their “honeys.”  Every now and then we happen upon the busy scene of a bunch of new bees taking their first flights and getting oriented outside the hives.

I have done a good job keeping detailed notes-lots of them, but I am not going to type them this time because I’ve hurt my right thumb, and typing is painful!

How is your garden growing?