Monthly Archives: April 2010

Spring garden planted

It has been gently raining (thankfully) for a couple days and today I finished planting all the spring garden seeds as I dodged the raindrops. Once I was back inside the dry house, I looked at the now pouring rain … Continue reading

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Glowing bok choy

Last year I had plenty of bok choy plants in the garden.  As usual, I let them go to seed and harvested the seed for the next growing season.  This particular bok choy plant survived the winter and began flowering … Continue reading

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Shiso

Last year I grew shiso (perilla) for the first time.  I loved the strong unique taste of this herb and was grateful that I had been successful in starting it from seed earlier in the spring. ( I have had … Continue reading

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Renewed faith in plants

A week ago I put the first seeds in the ground for this year’s vegetable garden.  Since that time the weather was extremely hot and dry before getting rain one day and cooler more spring-like temperatures on the following days.  … Continue reading

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Bloodroot

On my way down the driveway this morning I noticed the bloodroot is blooming. I love how the bloodroot leaves look like they are offering protection as they curl around the flower stem. Once the bloodroot shows up, I know … Continue reading

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Asparagus arrival

Oh my!  The asparagus is coming up.  I planted 25 crowns three years ago and have eagerly anticipated being able to eat as much asparagus as I can.  Last year provided a good-size crop and I bet this year will … Continue reading

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