So as I mentioned earlier, Keith is overwhelmed with a new job and won’t have time for garden posts for a long time. I will try to keep you updated on what is going on with our garden via pictures and whatever little info I know. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, and I will try my best to get answers for you.
So this is in my kitchen, on top of the washing machine and dryer. Keith started seeds in soil blocks and has had them under grow lights. It seems kind of a make-shift setting, but space is scarce in our house, so we do what we can. Let me say, I am not thrilled about dirt all over my washing machine, but I realize it is all for a good cause and it will all be outside soon enough. That is if it would ever stop raining and let the ground dry up enough to plant.
Here is a close-up of our tomato plants:
Here are our peas that Keith planted a few weeks ago. Peas like to climb so he built these trellises:
Close-up of pea plants-notice how the pea plant grows little wirey “hands” that reach out and grab the twine so that it can climb it’s way to the top:
Here are our asparagus. Some of them are like 6 feet tall. Now, I don’t know much, but I do know this: Asparagus need to be in the ground for like 3 years before you start picking them. Even though yummy asparagus shoots will pop through the ground and you will want to pick them, you need to let them be and get established. They will keep growing taller and send out leaves/shoots from their crowns. These make them into bigger plants to gather sunlight and nutrients so that they can grow into bigger plants and make more asparagus in the future. So this is the second year of our asparagus, I think: