My newly planted Sea Star strawberries are still just babies under the straw, but they’re already trying to produce fruit.
Perhaps I can’t sow a straight line, but these carrots are coming up fine. Can you guess the variety from my scribbles on the tag? Mouse over the image to see it.
The peas are beginning to grab the trellis, which is an easy DIY design featured in my book.
Pulled the winter
mulch away from the garlic and fertilized it with a top-dressing from the worm bin.
Robust fava beans are in full flower, their tri-color blossms screaming for pollinators.
This Redventure celery is certainly perky. It’s used in drink recipes in Amy Stewart’s new book The Drunken Botanist. Can’t wait to try it.
A bee on the hand is worth two on the plant? This gentle mason bee just hatched from its cocoon, and soon will be hitting the pollen.
I missed a tiny cluster of grapes, which can now be spring bird food as my short-season Pinot Noir leafs out.
- Rhubarb pie count so far this spring: 1. Clearly more to come, even though the plant is flowering.
The amazing rhubarb flower, which appears every 3 or 4 years, deserves a close look.