|They need a little rain; looking a bit droopy!|
So we've got an assortment of interesting things planted this year:
- Carrots, which wintered surprisingly well considering the snow we had
- Beets, which also wintered, but not quite as well thanks to chickens
- Provider beans, which did not provide nearly as well as I had hoped
- Sugar snap peas, which have outdone themselves this year!
- Zucchini, only three, which have already given us more than we can handle
- Eggplant, just four, but are starting to blossom
- Lettuce and kale
- An assortment of different peppers, from bell peppers to ancho poblano
- Six broccoli plants which have started to come in, but I think they're a little delayed
- Thirty tomato plants, ranging in variety from Big Boy, Early Girl, Roma, Ace, and a whole bunch more
- Boston pickling cucumbers, though I can't remember how many. There's just a patch of them.
- About 40 Silver Queen corn stalks
|Silver Queen corn adjacent to the cucumber patch|
We planted a dwarf apple tree in the front yard this spring, along with two Concord grape vines in the chicken area. The chickens get about a third of the back yard to hang around in, so they're going to need to share their space with us a little bit.
So far, we've had a few zukes for dinner and in salads, and have happily munched on the sugar snap peas while working outside. They don't last long; they're like candy!
Today I canned up three pints and two quarts of dill pickles after stockpiling them for a few days.
We're really moving right along into high summer here! Can't wait to get the tomatoes going!