Have you planted your starts yet?
In the Seattle area, the last frost date has well passed and the plant sales are in full swing. Around here, Mother's Day weekend marks the official start of the direct-sow growing season.
I consider my potage (kitchen/ edible) garden to be in it's third year.
The first year, I exclusively grew pumpkins.
Last year, I experimented with tomatoes, potatoes, snap peas, squash, garlic, onions and broccoli. Separately, I have a mature herb garden that never ceases to amaze me with its hardiness.
This year, I'm trying even more veggies; ones that are new to my dirt.
Peppers, which I bought from PCC are sourced from "Rent's Due" Farm, located in Stanwood, Washington.
I may have bit off more corn than I can chew, at the Root Connection in Woodinville but I imagine pulling the corn from the stalk and chucking it directly onto the BBQ.
Among other edibles, I also have peas, pumpkins, kale, potatoes and tomatoes, which I grew from seed, strawberries, garlic, artichokes and I have basil in the kitchen window.
I put in some broccoli and cauliflower, which the wild bunnies wasted no time savoring.
If you haven't put anything in the ground, it's not too late! Grab a bag of compost, poke some holes in it and stick something in. Even better, have a kid help you out. They might learn something.
Quick updates charting my 2012 & 2013 novice and experimental, gardening adventures at home.
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