Not a lot to report this past week for a harvest, except in the egg department.
lettuce, 1 oz.
2 green onions
Our three new hens did themselves proud. We’ve used all of our store-bought eggs, and are now counting on our hens to provide eggs.
It’s also planting time here in coastal southern California. I dug up the Garden of Infinite Neglect, at least the part that isn’t already growing beets, cabbage, collards, and kale.
I transplanted allysum and Graffiti cauliflower (purple), and planted seeds of Bright Lights chard, Chioggia beets, Lutz green leaf beets, white stem baby bok choy, Seneca Butterbar yellow squash, and Monet yellow squash. The 2010 gardening season is well underway.
I hope to get some more things planted in the morning (arg, which is only about 7 hours from now) before the rain starts up again in the afternoon. This 2010 garden year really does look like it’s going to be my best ever at this house.
And that’s what I love about spring. The hope, the optimism, the belief that everything will grow and that the vegetables and flowers will look as pretty as they do in the catalogs. I feel like Linus in the Charlie Brown comic strip, hoping in vain for a visit by the Great Pumpkin. In my case, that symbolizes a great harvest. This year it could happen.