April 6, 2015
Going steady at 11 eggs/day from our 16 hens. Broody is still sitting. The chicks were moved. They had been jumping out and making a mess. After two weeks, I’m done having them in my kitchen! They seem to like their new home 🙂
Raspberry plants continue to spread. No one seems to want my extras so I am planning on creating a new bed this week.
I took Daphne’s advice and asked a neighbor if I could ‘borrow’ some of his apple blossoms so my apple tree might produce apples. Only problem…his apple tree is not blossoming yet. Talk about micro-climates! Whenever they do blossom, he says I am more than welcome to them though so we’ll see.
Peas planted March 16th are doing well. In between rows of peas, I am planning on transplanting cabbages. I have also direct-sowed some cabbages for experiment/comparison purposes.The lettuce planted mid-March are sprouting.Carrots planted at the beginning of March are starting to get their true leaves.
We are growing celery from stumps again. I planted out four this week in the hoop house. I am going to grow tomatoes on the outside and let them climb. Inside the hoop house, I hope I can keep celery shaded enough to do well.Flowers
More daffodils bloomed this week. 🙂We are continuing to expand, little by little (dark part is what we did this week).Lastly, we finally were able to burn all of our prunings from the winter this week. I am going to spread this beautiful wood ash over the garden this week in order to add more minerals to the soil.Are you actually harvesting anything? I am jealous! One of these days… See what others are harvesting at Daphne’s Dandelions today.