Although I haven’t been posting many garden updates so far this year, things have slowly but surely been starting.
Now let’s start with seedlings. If I have learned anything this year it is that seedlings and I really just don’t mix, so I won’t be investing in that anymore. I just do much better with seeds that are directly sown and buying seedlings. I tried planting leeks, tomatoes, and peppers, and while one pepper plant worked and I have since planted it, all of the others didn’t. I take full responsibility for this, but know that I don’t think it will ever truly work out and I have come to accept this.
As for the garden at the beginning of April we started planted more seeds. We did a few more peas to make up for the ones that didn’t grow as well as planting radishes, carrots, parsnips, and beets, all with our handy seeding square (which we love so so much)
By the middle of the month the radishes had started to sprout beautifully and with a good trim our rosemary bush was looking better as well. If you are wanting a plant that will truly never die get rosemary. We have moved this bush to multiple gardens and abandon it all winter and it still keeps growing.
We also noticed that the blueberry bush that we thought we had completely killed was looking pretty good which inspired us to look for another one as they work great in pairs.
Last weekend is when I really felt like the gardening season started however. We made a trip to the garden centre, stood in line for quite a while, played with the goats, and bought some seedlings. When we headed to the garden there were other people there was well and as we gardened in the sun, hearing the voices of other gardeners, and watching people walk through the part it felt like summer was coming.
We planted leeks, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and some butternut squash seeds. We also did purchase a second blueberry bush which Nigel planted next to our first bush. Here is hoping we get a few blueberries this year.
We were also able to harvest our first batch of radishes for the year which was so exciting! I always tell everyone that radishes are some of the most rewarding vegetables because they can grow in 6 weeks and you can just keep continuously planting them. We ate them this week in a delicious dinner and were so proud to be eating something we grew so early into the gardening season.
Now as the weather continues to get better we will be out at the garden even more. We have a few more things to plant near the end of this month and then it is a matter of making sure things are growing, happy, healthy, and then hopefully eating.
How is your garden going so far this year? What have you planted and what are you most excited to hopefully eat?