I wanted to post an update of how things are growing here at the homestead this spring. I’m excited about our gardens this year, and we’ve worked pretty hard at getting the yard in shape after last year’s tree removal. Last weekend, we finished the privacy fence along the driveway. We are really excited about this, since now we’ll be able to explore planting some fruit trees or berry bushes or something permanent along the fence line (we’re not sure what yet). Now we just have a flagstone patio to install (and a pergola)!
We’ve had a lot of spinach so far this spring from plants that self-seeded last year. And we’ve enjoyed bits of Swiss chard here and there from plants that we planted last year, overwintered and have just kept right on going. Perpetual chard!
I’m very excited that our garlic is growing so well. I think we planted enough for the coming year, plus enough for seed (I’m hoping anyway). And our potatoes that we planted have grown so much that we’ve hilled up three times so far. I’m hoping for a big harvest there as well.
The neighbor has already planted a row of corn, and we put the giant pumpkin seeds in the ground last week (along with a few sunflowers). This week will be our main summer planting. We are excited to get all those seedlings in – tomatoes, basil, peppers, chives, rhubarb, strawberries…
How is your garden shaping up so far?