Weekend Planting + The First Harvest of the Year!

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This weekend we got some more veggies planted and we’ve now got rhubarb, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, potatoes, corn, beets, runner beans, garlic, onion, tomato, lettuce, red and yellow peppers, dill, mint and lavender growing. I still want to get some spinach and some basil in, although we are quickly running out of room.

Right now most of the garden is planted with seedlings we bought, but the seeds we started in the house are trucking along and hopefully we can plant them outdoors soon too. We’ve been hardening off the seedlings on an almost daily basis and transplanted some into bigger containers this weekend. Below is a snapshot I took during the transplanting activities. I call it “Tomato and Basil sandwich in the Making.” 🙂

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We harvested a whack (that is the technical term!) of rhubarb on the weekend. The scent of rhubarb pie, rhubarb chutney and rhubarb sauce lingers in the air as I write this. Yum!

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And in other gardening news, I was delighted to hear that Gayla Trail (of You Grow Girl fame) will be a regular columnist in The Globe & Mail. This makes me want to renew my subscription to the paper!

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