Veggie Garden Update: Early Spring

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Veggie Garden Update: Early Spring | angiethefreckledrose.comIt’s lastly heat and it’s time to get rising once more!

I’m again exterior engaged on my vegetable and herb backyard. There is a lot work to be accomplished, and I’m gearing up for the problem. 

I develop in zone 6a Massachusetts the place we haven’t hit the date for final frost fairly but. We’re getting there! The rising season right here is brief, so I attempt to make the most of it as a lot as I can. 

My edibles are grown in raised beds, vertical planters and large pots.

Spring Task List

✓ Add new soil to every mattress

✓ Add cow manure to every mattress

✓ Add layer of worm castings to pots and vertical gardens

✓ Fertilize garlic mattress with blood meal

✓ Mulch in strawberry mattress with new straw

Perennial Herbs

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Garden Sage

 

I’m very happy with my backyard sage. It was began from seed indoors underneath develop lights 3 years in the past.

This is the primary yr it’s actually taken off and the plant presently has flower buds proper now. 

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Lemon Balm

 

The lemon balm is doing nice. I discovered a praying mantis egg contained in the plant proper after the snow melted! 

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Chocolate Mint

I really like having mint inside my backyard beds. It’s very straightforward to comprise so long as I trim it again each spring. 

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Catnip

I had two catnip crops in a raised backyard mattress final summer time. I dug them out and moved them to a unique location.

There are actually tiny catnip crops popping up in every single place. This large one will likely be moved quickly, however till then, it’s very fairly to take a look at. 

 

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Oregano

My oregano isn’t coming again very sturdy this yr. Once I fill the mattress with new soil, I’ll add a pair extra crops.

 

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Onion Chives

I’m harvesting the onion chives about as soon as every week. Looks like most of my crops are on the point of bloom!

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Chicken photograph bomb

 

Nellie has been recovering from her foot damage. In the meantime, she will get full reign within the veggie backyard.

Vertical Garden

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I’m so excited to have the GreenStalk Garden again up and working. I added new soil this yr and the crops are all doing nice to this point! 

 

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This is my first yr rising cabbage within the vertical backyard. I’m excited to see the way it will do. 

 

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Parsley

 

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Marigolds

 

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Red Lettuce

 

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Cabbage

More From The Garden

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Jasmine

 

This Jasmine I planted two years in the past isn’t presupposed to be a perennial in my zone. I believe because it’s insulated within the backyard mattress, that helps protect it from the chilly temperatures. 

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Starting to bud. 

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My rain gauge broke over the winter, however I nonetheless assume that is fairly for adornment.

 

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Arugula

 

I’m protecting my arugula underneath a shade material to guard it from any intense mid-day warmth.

 

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Red Lettuce

 

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Garlic

 

The garlic mattress is stuffed with life proper now! I wrote a publish about planting it final fall, and it’s exceeded my expectations! 

 

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Scallion

 

My first yr rising scallions within the backyard!

 

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Bug Hotel

 

Hoping to get some inhabitants within the bug resort quickly!

 

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Asparagus

 

I planted asparagus 3 years in the past, and that is my first yr I get to reap it!

My first asparagus harvest was on the finish of April. Here’s my second harvest rising in.

 

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Strawberry Spinach

 

My strawberry spinach overwintered effectively. I’ve been letting the chickens nibble on it. One plant is roofed and one is theirs to munch!

 

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So that’s the early spring replace.

There’s a lot rising and altering every day! I completely love this time of yr.

Thank you for studying and pleased rising!

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