01 May 2014 No Comments
The garden is growing great these days with minimal weeds. Gotta love that combination, right?
Credit goes to my heavy black ground cover and my frequent visits. Vigilance is key when it comes to keeping up with weeds in an organic garden. Unfortunately, elbow grease is still one of the best weapons one has. Corn gluten works well, but you have to reapply after heavy rains and/or frequent watering. So I watch and pick and pluck in the meanwhile.
It’s relaxing. As is walking by the blueberry bushes and seeing the plump blue fruit popping between leaves. So beautiful.
My chickpeas are progressing.
They haven’t kept pace with the compost pile but then again, Mother Nature still rocks when it comes to gardening. But alas…this is what I have to look forward.
That little pod holds 1-2 chickpeas. Unlike most other legumes that produce half a dozen beans per pod, the chickpea plant tends to be a minimalist. On to other rows…my sweet onions are ready ~ yay! That’s one between the strawberries, their wonderful companions in the garden.
Along with my potatoes.
Tomatoes are forming, next to their friends, basil and peppers.
And then there’s my first squash blossom. I was a bit late putting these guys into the ground, but better late than never, right?
While I was visiting my garden, I spotted this gal. Must be I have some aphids somewhere?
Cute, isn’t she? One more reason to visit your garden early and often. You’ll be treated to a serenity unlike any other.