Saturday, March 19, 2011
I ventured out into the garden for the first time in weeks today. Our yard has had a lot of standing water lately since the snow began melting a couple of weeks ago. Much of it has been absorbed into the ground but it's still pretty muddy out there. It's still too wet to plant anything; even my raised beds feel overly saturated in most spots. Hopefully, I can find a couple of dry areas to sow some fava beans tomorrow. The peas will have to wait another week or two. Better a little late than rotten!
I also noticed today that the garlic was up. How exciting is that! It actually caught me quite by surprise and stopped me dead in my tracks. I'm growing three types of hardnecks this year - German Extra Hardy, Pskem River and Bogatr. Upon closer inspection, I realized that every single clove had made it through the winter intact. I planted 65 last November and all are up. Maybe this is a good sign to things to come. :)