March 28, 2016
We are starting to be able to harvest, thanks to some overwintered veggies. Some spinach
And a few purple sprouting broccoli survived the winter under minimal protection.
I will order thicker agribon next year for the broccoli and sprouting broccoli. The cabbage did not need much, if any, protection from the cold. From the deer on the other hand…that is a different story
Peas, beets, carrots, spinach, and lettuce have all been planted but it will be awhile before we are able to harvest anything from the spring garden.
All of the fruit trees are blossoming. (Pear) (Peach not mulched. Just starting to bloom.) (Peach tree mulched. Bloomed several weeks earlier than the other.) (Blueberries with a carpenter?mason?bumble?bee. I don’t know but those fat bees that never sting are our main pollinators this time of year. LOVE them!) (Apple Tree)
The raspberries and strawberries are doing well.The raspberry patch is newly mulched, keeping the weeds at bay. The raspberries are popping through the mulch.As are the strawberries. They are a little yellow when they first pop through from being sun deprived all winter but they green up really quickly. We already have a couple of flowers.
Speaking of raspberries and strawberries, I planted about 75 June-bearing strawberry plants this week and 10 June-bearing raspberry canes. I am hoping for non-stop berries from May (possibly April) until September, starting next year.
And we have a chicken sitting on some eggs due to hatch early in April. Spring is here!
Check out what others are harvesting at Our Happy Acres today 🙂