Saturday, April 25, 2009

Garden Update 4/25/09

April has been a very dry month. April is supposed to be rainy. It is supposed to rain today but so far it is just overcast. The plants need the rain - I think I will get Andy out to do a rain dance later. I think I will even join him. What a crazy sight that will be!

I planted onions yesterday. I ordered extra onion plants this year. I never realized just how many onions we go through. Onions (and carrots) was one of the few vegetables that even though I grow them and get some from my CSA, I still found myself buying more almost every trip to the grocery store. I tried to pay attention to things like that when planning my garden this year. I really want to grow the things that we consume and knock that grocery bill even further down.

So here is a picture of my 6 rows of onions. I watered them really good after planting and they still look good this morning. Hopefully the rain will come.

On Earth Day, we added a grave beside the currant bushes. Just 3 months after we lost our cocker spaniel Molly, we lost our kitty Cricket. She was 16 years old. I wish we could have buried Molly under the currants but the ground was frozen hard in January and we just couldn't afford to pay the extra money to get her ashes back to bury later. This is the end of the animals that I had before I met Dan - I brought both Molly and Cricket with me when I moved here from Arizona in 1994. They lived good lives.

The rhubarb is looking really good this morning. It won't be long until it is tall enough to cut. Yum, yum. I always look forward to rhubarb crisp in the spring. And of course strawberry rhubarb pie and strawberry rhubarb jam and just rhubarb cooked up (my mom always called it pie plant instead of rhubarb).

The lilacs will be blooming soon and sending their wonderful fragrance through the air. I just love the smell of lilacs in the spring - has to be one of my most favorite things of all.

And a couple of brave strawberries have put out some early blossoms. That means there will be strawberries to go with the rhubarb!

1 comment:

Connie said...

Looks like spring is well on it's way in your neck of the woods. My yard is in full bloom now with tulips and daffodils.
I'm glad you got a new peach tree, hope it grows fast and performs well for you!