Ok I am copying you !!! thankskathyschix said:Mmmmmm...made a BIG spinach salad with hot bacon dressing for supper. 15 y.o. DS wasn't sure he would like it so I made him a "side" salad. He literally wiped the bowl clean with his fingers.
looks like we live in the sameish area but you are right we have "pockets" here and I live in a very temporate pocket of the Puget Sound so I rarely get any frost I start planting in January and start picking in April usually this year we had a very long winter! but the weather is outstanding now so things are bursting!DrakeMaiden said:This is a great thread and I hope to have something to contribute soon.
As of right now, we are eating very little from the garden, but the plants are just starting to take off here (my romaine is about 2" tall too). I live in a bit of a frost pocket, so my garden is delayed for my region. It is tricky to grow spring crops here . . . easier to winter over cool weather crops established by fall, or just skip spring crops and start the summer crops.
I am also a little frustrated because I have worked very hard establishing edibles the last few years, but few of the perennial ones are ready for harvesting. So all that work and . . . not much yet. But I can see the plants are getting their foot hold. Patience is just not in my nature.
Yes, totally! I have focused on edibles since we moved here two years ago and let my ornamentals just go . . . . I have been frustrated because of this too. In fact, my husband recently installed the trellis we have been holding on to for about two years now (just finally had time to put it in) so I could plant the clematis I have had in pots. It felt so very good to have something nice to look at for a change!!!! You can't underestimate the value of ornamentals.HiDelight said:I am going to plant dahlias today! not edible but I adore eating dinner with fresh flowers on the table! they are so important to feed the eyes as well as the food on your plate feeding your tummy
does anyone else feel this way? do you plant flowers for the table?
ok we roll sage ..do not eat dahlias and a pot luckbig brown horse said:I do have tons of sage so if anyone cooks with this, give me a head's up on how to use it creatively! I know it pares well with chicken and I have roasted chicken with it tucked inside the skin etc. Hey HiDelight, we need to get together for a sage rolling party!