Monday 17 April 2017
Harvest Monday: April 16, 2017
Mmm, pretty pastel-coloured soft-boiled eggs from Sunday brunch - Happy Easter Monday!
I dug up these parsnips when cleaning out one of the raised beds on Saturday - I had totally forgotten about them. I gave half away, and roasted the remainder. Delicious! But I do remember leaving in some rutabaga as an overwintering trial, and that didn't go well. There isn't anything left of them other than a couple of tops sticking out. Ah well, I'm still learning what can be overwintered and what can't. I did have a spinach plant in the greenhouse come back to life after I thought it was long dead, so I'll definitely plant some in the fall again.
Meanwhile, I've got plenty of tomatoes and pepper seedlings (many of these will also be given away) and I had them out for a couple of hours hardening off over the weekend. I should get them out for another hour or two today and take advantage of the few periods of no rain this weekend!
This little guy (or girl) was out and about quite a bit yesterday as I was working in the yard. I noticed the chipmunk disappeared right before the daylilies and popped its head out just as I discovered the hole in the ground. Cute, but can be a nuisance now and then. And more on the sort-of "critter" front ... when I had new fascia installed on the house, the contractors removed dozens and dozens of wasp nests. I'm hoping that will improve my usual wasp challenges this year.
And I will be popping over to Our Happy Acres on this Easter Harvest Monday to see what other gardener's are doing this week.