Posted: April 20, 2012
Usually it’s fall that has the reputation for being harvest time, but we’ve been chomping down on home grown goodies for a few weeks now. Here are updates on what’s happening in the back yard:
- Lettuce season is pretty much over.There are a few stragglers, but for the most part we’ve accepted its demise. It’s partly due to heat and partly due to some free-range chickens who developed a taste for romaine. I’m sad to see the fresh lettuce go, but I’m thrilled to have had as much quality time with it as I did. RIP lettuce season. Your memory will live on forever.
- The squash plant has started blooming. T-minus 3 weeks (?) until flower turns fruit.
- Sugar snap peas are ripe for the picking! Not only ripe but the most delicious little green thing ever to be eaten in the history of ever.
- Peppers are fruiting. They are growing slow but hopefully in two weeks we will be able to spice up a dinner or two.
- Tomatoes. Also happening.
- Onions & carrots: not close to bloomsville, but on track for harvesting by early June.
We’re pretty jazzed.