Wordless Wednesday: Spring Cometh
It’s transition time as spring nudges gardeners into action. Winter crops are finishing up, making room for warm and hot-weather crops here in Los Angeles. While other parts of the country are still knee-deep in snow, we’re well into the season by now. There’s no rest for the year-round gardener.
Shelling peas thrive in a new patch of soil. We’re slowly taking over the yard. **evil laugh**
Volunteer peas climb a trellis in the middle of the yard. Any idea which variety these are? Post your guesses below.
Blackberries are budding as the canes continue to leaf out. Blackberries grow on 2nd-year canes. Cut back brown canes, leave the green ones for next year’s fruit.
A spring crop of lettuces replace kale that grew in this bed. Transplant now for salads through May.
Tronchuda Beira kale bolts to seed, engulfed in aphids. Next up, cucumbers and melons in this space.
Late winter-planted potatoes jumped with recent rains. Adirondack Red potatoes will go with the All Blue and Yukon Gold we already harvested.
Turkish Red wheat has come back to life now that it’s spring. Planted in November, this crop will grow until May. Then we’ll plant watermelons here.
Perennial alfalfa springs to life again after a winter of dormancy. We use this as a high-nitrogen ingredient in compost piles.
What’s growing in your garden (or indoors at this point)? Share your list below.
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