my early spring garden!
The radishes I planted in early April are almost ready to pick. The lettuce is growing slow, but it's looking good. (The photo makes it look bigger than it is.)
The chives are bloomin'.
Our spring onion patch is thrivin'. My husband got these perennial onions free from a friend. We love these mild onions.
And there are old-fashioned Columbines growing everywhere, even in the cracks in the sidewalk.
Surprise! I also spotted a morel mushroom growing under our deck.
Yesterday, my hubby helped drill holes in a couple plastic buckets so I could plant a tomato and a pepper in containers. He found some gravel to put at the bottom of the buckets to help keep the potting mix from washing away when I water the plants.
I planted a "patio" tomato...
And an "Italia" pepper, supposedly a very mild pepper. I also planted a bell pepper next to my lettuce patch.
Last week, I met a family that grows vegetables for a local farmers' market, and they gave me a six-pack of herbs to take home. I planted them in a big, decorative pot. I discovered that the herbs didn't have much of a root, so it was hard to plant them without burying them in the dirt. Hopefully, they make it.
There's more rain in the forecast today, so I'm going to plant one more batch of lettuce before the weather gets hot. I found out last year that lettuce doesn't grow very well in the middle of the summer. The bugs really had a heyday with the lettuce I planted in July.