Garden Update

This week has been kinda overbooked, sorry for the lack of updates.  I’m hoping to make it up to you with a post soon on a spaetzle and kale dish that will have you so happy!  But for now, here’s a look at the garden!  The weather just a few days ago was so nice we were wearing shorts and calling it Spring! Then this week it was back to very cold, winter coats and even went below freezing at night! Freezing, well that’s no good for some plants.  Some of the lettuce leaves got a bit of a kick to them due to the freezing, and the onion stems/leaves (what’s the technical term?) got broken due to the crazy winds, but everything is ok and growing.  The broccoli and kale are looking bushy, the sugar snap peas are growing tall, the carrots are sprouting up, onions are looking stronger at their base, spinach started to blow up.  There’s one spinach plant, I’m not saying anything, but I think we might as well call the Guinness Book of World Records now because he might be setting records.  Ok, maybe I’m lying a bit, but it’s looking really good.

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Here’s the kale – I love how it looks, so pretty.  This is the spinach just 2 weeks ago to compare. Also note the big spinach plant all the way down to the left.  GONNA BE BIG.

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All the carrots sprouted, love watching their progress.

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Most of the onion stems got sadly snapped, the wind was intense this week and on the roof, even worse.  But Google tells me this is ok and some people actually cut down their stems.  You can definitely see some of the onions becoming stronger/wider at their base.

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Sugar snap peas are starting to climb….

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I’m in love with our broccoli, I always am.  I talk to these guys, nurture them, tell them how great they are. I think talking to your plants helps them. I know that sounds crazy but only crazy people talk to their broccoli plants so it makes sense.  Anyways, these guys have grown alot in the past few days.  Here they are just 3 weeks ago.

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Our garden gets snuggled up on a cold day.  Bags of potting mix are good for snuggling.

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Strawberries are confused about the seasons and just want to flower!

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