Friends and Kitties!
I know some of you are enduring an absolutely crap winter, so I thought I'd post some hopeful photos of our spring veggie garden to cheer you up!
The kale we put in last fall is almost ready. Scott had to cover it up a few times this winter and it did beautifully. (Thank you Mom for the frost cloth!) We put it in a shadier spot this year so I hope to keep it going throughout the summer heat. I love kale!
The Brussels sprouts are coming along well, too. I've never grown these before so I really don't know what to expect; but oven-roasted sprouts are so delicious...I hope we get 'em in like gangbusters.
And look--I didn't know it but Scott sowed radishes for me! What a guy. They'll be ready in another month. I'll pickle some, make kim chee, and we'll chow down the rest raw with salt.
The tomato patch!
The blue stakes are for the shade cloth which we're already using--the plants are still pretty tender and it's been in the 80's during the day--they got a little crisp the day Scott transplanted them. We still have a half-gallon of cherry tomatoes in the freezer from last year, just enough to keep us in pizza sauce and marinara until these are ready to be picked.
I killed another dehydrator last week so I ordered a commercial-grade one this time with a 10-year warranty to dry tomatoes, fruit, and (of course) make chikkun titz jerky for the cats. We ate dehydrated cherry tomato "raisins" last year on everything; salads and sandwiches and for snacks. They were phenomenal and I plan to make twice as many this year!
The wildflowers are starting to pop up in the beds and the bees were busy in the arborvitae today harvesting sap. More photos to come...
XX Sheebie XX