The garden is now producing asparagus, rhubarb and spinach. The
rhubarb has gone into a cake, and two varieties of jelly. So far we
are eating the asparagus and spinach either raw or just cooked fairly
plain. A couple of neighbors have gotten asparagus.
The beets, chard, cabbage, broccoli and lettuce are doing fine.
Average last frost for the area is April 11. Think I will wait a bit
longer than that before setting out the tomatoes. The county
extension agent also said that peppers and eggplants need soil
temperatures of 70°F before they do much of anything except just "sit
and pout." Guess I will wait even longer before setting them out.
The squash, cukes, melons, etc are sprouting in the greenhouse. Think
I will start a few more things that have occurred to me. I saw a
picture of "Black Sea Man" tomato and since I have a pack of seeds for
it, think I will set out a couple. I also need to start some okra and
I noticed I forgot to start a variety of pepper that I like to have.
Back to the greenhouse.
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