The weather has been very chill for the last couple of weeks, often down to the low-mid 30's F at night. We've lost a couple of early iris blooms because of the cold, as well as the new-growing asparagus spears we hadn't picked yet. But good news: the asparagus is sending up new shoots again and the celery didn't die (we were afraid it might languish into an oblivion).
Sprouting beautifully in the garden are:
- Lettuce, radishes
- Kale, collards, chard
- Dill, chamomile (both reseeded from last year)
We enjoyed our first lettuce salad of the season this past Saturday night. All four of us wolfed down with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. With scallion-laced scrambled eggs and basmati rice with a peanut/curry sauce, it was heavenly. We can hardly wait for the next harvest! Oh, it will be grand. Garden lettuce! There is no comparison. And we did get a chance for one scrumptious side of buttered asparagus before the cold spell put an end to that.
Squeeze also harvested catnip and nettles this past weekend, which we dried for our 2012 tea supply.
Previous Spring 2012 garden notes.