Friday, March 06, 2009

Hail Hail Los Gatos

Well, I tried to take a picture of the hail that came down this week. It was pea sized, and frankly it seemed to last a minute before really big drops of water came down.

I'm pleased to say my garden is fine. Whew.

I have celery, artichokes, strawberries, peas, chard, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and red cabbage. Oh and I have some tomatoes in. I've started seedlings indoors for tomatoes and peppers. I'm about to start another round of tomatoes.

This year, I'm going to stagger them. Never again will I plant 23 varieties of tomatoes all within two weeks of one another.

Now the cool thing that I planted this year were asparaguses (yes, I know it's not a word but it's cute sounding to say "asparaguses" rather then the usual "asparagi") (yes, i know that's not a word too. Really it's March Madness or something, but I'm feeling mighty goofy today.

Anyway, I planted the crowns in January, and I saw that a few of the little dears have poked up through the surface. Boy did I do a happy dance. I put down well composted manure and then a layer of potting soil to ensure there was a high nitrogen content. Then I planted lots of onions and shallots. They're doing great. These are the only things I don't have in containers. I was disappointed with the container onions this fall, so into the ground they go. I hope they get large.

I did three varieties of strawberries: late spring, early summer and late summer. Then I'm expecting some blueberry plants soon. I got some self-watering container pots for them.

But the elm in the back has leaves. The tulip tree in the front is blooming.

Regardless of what Punxsutawny Phil says, it's Spring.

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