…so fresh they still have bugs in them!
Ha, sorry to gross you out. How ugly is that thing? Luckily it left no damage after it slithered away, seems like it was just using a nook in the radish as hidey-hole. Don’t blame him.
But yeah, it’s radish season, y’all! (Don’t know why I said y’all…I don’t really say that in real life…it just felt right.)
And life is good. Aren’t they pretty?? I absolutely love the vivid colors of this mix, it’s called “Easter Egg II” from Territorial Seed Company. (They have great quality seeds; I get most of mine from there.)
After a taste test, I found the white ones taste a little earthier than the rest, and the reds and purples are very similar. They’re all good with a little salt and lime juice, though!
I like to push some radish seeds into the soil wherever there is space in March, and two months later when the ‘shoulders’ of the radish are above the soil, we have a mini bounty.
What have you harvested so far?
Posted by folksyhome on May 24, 2012
Here are a few snaps of the current state of the Folksy Home garden. With temperatures rising, my indoor seedlings are starting to outgrow their small confines and are looking for loose soil to spread out in. My raised bed, however, is in no way ready to accept them. Besides the fact that it’s still dropping to the 30s at night, the whole thing is basically a biomat of entangled roots. I used a shovel to break it up last week, and after an hour, I had only loosened a 1×3 area. I’m going to have to get creative with that, because the kale and the Brussells sprouts have already missed their date with the great outdoors. The garden is perpetually a work in progress. On to the photos!
**I, like the rest of the world, am having an Instagram love affair. Please forgive me for my trespasses (too soon after Easter?), but anything that gives my photos a semblance of artsiness is right up my alley.**
Left to right, top to bottom: 1) Raddishes! The first seeds planted outdoors to pop up their heads. 2) Quick arrangement of birch branches. 3) The biomat that is our raised bed. It’s gonna take some work to get that untangled. Anyone have a Rototiller they’re willing to lend? 4) Pansies in an old watering can. 5) Oatsie enjoying the wind. 6) Lilacs getting ready. 7) The cherry blossoms at their peak. 8) Bleeding hearts in full bloom. 9) My flat of seedlings hardening off outside.
Spring’s renewal is in full gear here in Bucks County, and there is no better example than in our fine yard. What does spring look like in your yard this week?
Posted by folksyhome on April 9, 2012