Seasonal and Sensational
Posted: September 30, 2012 Filed under: Garden, nature | Tags: backyard, chicken coop, garden, landscaping, lettuce, lima beans, spinach
I think it’s safe to say my favorite thing about having a vegetable garden is eating the veggies. But I’m fairly certain my second favorite thing is observing how much it changes not only from season to season but also from week to week. It’s constantly evolving and Heath has become a champion at monitoring its progress, knowing what’s in season and being able to prep the soil for the future. We have not yet been through a complete year with our ever evolving garden, but when I look back at pictures of our veggie sprawl from the day it was born to now, I’m tickled by how much it has morphed.
Early Winter: the “garden” last December when we first put together the raised beds though at this point, it was more dirt than anything.
Early spring: the garden is full of lettuce.
In March: no leaves on the trees, few greens in the garden.
Early spring: sugar snap peas from seed. We planted late February and harvested late April.
Mid spring: Heath picking the sugar snap peas.
Early summer: peas are still growing, but we added baby amaranth and New Zealand spinach to the mix.
Today: corn, amaranth, New Zealand spinach and lima beans
Today: corn and lima beans are in season.
Today: lima beans.
Today: amaranth and New Zealand spinach