I'm just amazed to see the stems of those onions expand like they are. Last year's onions were a total flop and I can honestly see that these onions are really going to bulb up. I went ahead and thinned out some of the plants that were looking too close together and boy were those roots deep! Take a look:
For each one, I actually had to dig down below the bulb, hook my finger under the bulb and through the roots and pull with all my might. It was more difficult to get them out than I thought it would be.
They didn't weigh much, but I'm starting my 2010 totals on the side. Last year I kept the weight by vegetable, but this year I'm thinking I may just keep an over all total. What do you all do?
We had my parents over for supper the other night and baked a brie topped with the conserve I made earlier. This is before it was baked, but it was nice and buttery, nutty and sweet.
I'm going to try to fix my bowed boxes and hopefully build my high rises this weekend so I can fetch my compost either this weekend or next. It's getting to be about that time. My records show I had already planted out a LOT of things by this time last year, but I also remember much of that failing or needing to replant a lot of it. I'm thinking to keep the spring veggies light this year. Covering everything with straw on and off last year was for the birds. I'm itching to get started in earnest with the summer crops!
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
8 months ago