Volunteer Dill In The Newer Strawberry Bed
Realization Of The Day:
I can't remember the last time I had dill and cucumbers in the garden at the same time.
--Got the Dragon Langerie beans planted yesterday, along with some Oriole Orange Chard and Nero Di Toscana Cabbage as companions in the same bed. Only one tiny problem. I grabbed an older packet of beans because I used up the entire 2006 packet and still had space to plant--and they are an entirely different color! Ought to be interesting to see what comes up.
--Managed to tuck 10 "fill in" asparagus roots into the asparagus bed. Didn't do the greatest planting job, but figure it's better than nothing. Still yearning for a 1/4 acre asparagus plot.
--The lilacs that were coming never showed up due to death by a late frost. Bummer. Happens quite often here, though. I did catch a few tiny blooms on the bush down by the barn (where there used to be a house once), then I totally forgot about them. Hard to believe since lilacs are one of my favorite flowers. Oh wait. It's spring on the farm. Easy to believe I forgot about something!
--Garden and fields are loving all this rain we've had. I am loving having the wet weather creek meandering through the farm. Three cheers for rubber boots! I have no idea how I spent the first 26 years of my life without them. They are so liberating. Splish splash, splish splash! Yes, I played around in the water today (under the guise of clearing out some leaves and debris that were stuck in the middle of the stream)--and I had a wonderful time doing it.