This year we added a little arbor over the gate into the garden, and I am kinda excited about this. Last year, I grew my green beans on the windmill in the background. I wanted to try cucumbers on the windmill this year, but had no place for the beans. Problem solved! And that, my friends, is how our arbor was born.
A few weeks ago, I started noticing little asparagus tips poking through the dirt and I knew spring was on its way! Then, when I noticed them about a week later, they had shot up! (see pictures below) Asparagus doesn’t mess around! Its grows and grows fast. This is the first year I get to eat my asparagus, but there still is not many the right size. Next year, ( fingers crossed) my stalks will bigger and more of them will be heading to the dinner table.
The rhubarb has made its debut in the garden as well and I made my first cut of the stalks yesterday. I am scanning through pinterest as we speak, looking for recipes and ideas for rhubarb. If you have any thoughts, I am all ears. 🙂
Moving on…. I decided to experiment this year. My hubby’s favorite apple is a honeycrisp, and while they are good, they are expensive. So, I saved a few seeds, along with some fuji and gala and put them in an old annual planter that I had on hand. They say apple seeds need to be in a dark cool (around 40 degrees) place for so many weeks to get them to sprout, and while you can keep them in the frig…. I am HORRIBLE at watering. I kept mine outside in the planter over the winter. Guess what? I got sprouts!
Now, one day they got knocked over and I had to shovel what I could back in, and while they were not labeled, I now don’t know what I have growing. I mean, YES they are apples, but your guess is as good as mine as which type made it. 🙂
Lastly, a dear family friend had a sister dividing up her raspberry plants, and I was lucky enough to receive a few for my garden. I traded dozen eggs for four plants. I think I got quite a deal. 🙂 Thank you Ms. Rachel.