Harvest Monday

March 30, 2015

Harvesting about a dozen eggs each day from our 16 chickens (2yo). Our overwintered kale does not taste very good so we are not harvesting anymore. We are just waiting for kale blossoms – our favorite!

A couple of hens have gone broody. We are letting them sit on some eggs but we are not getting our hopes up. Our roosters are only a year old so they are still perfecting their technique 😉

It has been interesting to see what a week of nice weather does to spring bulbs. I uncovered them more at the beginning of the week and the smaller ones have responded beautifully.

You can see in this next picture, the bulbs on the left came through the mulch while the ones on the right were blooming under the mulch (the white flowers on the right is supposed to be blue).Nieto Photography 2015And again, in the center of the picture below, a dwarf iris attempted to bloom under the mulch before I pulled it back. Nieto Photography 2015 Nieto Photography 2015Even some crocuses (yellow in the center) were blooming under the mulch). Nieto Photography 2015The daffodils were fun to watch. More bloomed each day this week.

Monday:Nieto Photography 2015Tuesday Nieto Photography 2015Wednesday Nieto Photography 2015Thursday Nieto Photography 2015Friday, after a rain. Nieto Photography 2015Seeing what other people’s spring bulbs look like, I think I am going to move these bulbs in the fall. They are just not getting enough sun, being on the north side of the woods. What do you think? Should I move them this fall? Leave them another year? This is my first year growing bulbs so I am pretty much clueless.

Lastly, some more strawberries are popping through the mulch. It is fun to see things come back to life!Nieto Photography 2015What is going on in your garden? Check out what others are up to at Daphne’s Dandelions.

I am looking forward to posting the ‘Beginning of April’ post later this week, seeing how much things have changed in a month!


6 thoughts on “Harvest Monday

  1. daphnegould

    I never eat the overwintered leaves on kale. I wait until they grow new ones. And I can’t wait for those kale blossoms either. They are so good.

  2. Margaret

    I don’t really know much about bulbs, so unfortunately can’t help you there. Those daffodils do look lovely though – it doesn’t look (to me) as if they are having any issues in that spot.

  3. Merry Hearts Medicine

    I have dug up large clumps of daffodils, divided them, and replanted them in the spring, even when they were in full bloom, and they did great.  In my experience, daffodils are some tough little plants and you don’t have to worry much about hurting them!   🙂

    The daffodils in your photos look healthy and pretty to me.  Like you said, they do love lots of sun, though.  All my bulbs in the shadows at the north side of my house are barely pushing greenery through the mulch. The daffodils in the sun are already in full glory this morning.

    I’ve collected them over the years from ditches, woods, friends, strangers, etc., and made a big area of them in the backyard.  They are so cheerful!  Good luck with your bulbs and garden!

  4. Merry Hearts Medicine

    Did the photo show up in my last comment? I don’t see it on my computer screen where it says “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

    I wanted to show you how pretty they turn out, even after being transplanted at the “wrong” time.

    I’ll try again:

    Feel free to delete this comment (or any of my comments), if you wish. I’m not easily offended! 🙂 Just wanted to share the photo.

    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      they didn’t but i trust you 🙂 i really like having flowers along our brick walkway but i know they are not thriving b/c of how much shade they are getting. I’ve never been much of a flower person but I am really enjoying their beauty!!! 😀


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