The return of Saturday Farmers' Market. *smiles hugely* Yep, Chris is now nurturing what Heather originally sowed. And because I love both Chris and Heather dearly, I wanted to participate. But I don't have much to share. The farmers' markets in these here parts won't open for nearly two months yet. Our garden is not yet sown...and won't be for a while. Luckily we're still eating lots of things preserved from previous years. In fact, I think this may be the very first time I managed to can enough tomatoes to make it through the entire year. :) And we've still got canned green beans and lots of salsa and jam and apple butter and just a bit of applesauce and frozen blueberries and strawberries and kohlrabi...
Ahhh, but as wonderful as it is to still be enjoying previous years' bounties, it is that time of year when one starts itching to get their hands in the dirt, isn't it? This will be our second summer in this house. Rich managed to get a decent-sized garden put in last year and we planted some blackberry bushes, but we're hoping to expand this year with another garden of the same size and also add a small strawberry patch. We also have a couple blueberry bushes, a couple of apple trees, and an almond tree to plant this year. And Rich would like to have a hops trellis so he can grow his own hops for his home-brewing. Oh, and a pumpkin patch. That might all be more than we can reasonably accomplish this year...if so we'll adjust.
We're going to try to grow some things in the garden that we've never tried before...broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery. *fingers crossed*
I do have our earliest seedlings going:
Cabbage (which I think I started too soon), spinach, celery (time to thin it again), and onions.
And in the next week or two I'll be starting many of our other seeds (tomatoes, jalapenos, etc.)...
So I guess dreams of summer harvest really aren't all that far off after all, are they? :)