In support of useful plants and things handmade....
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In Support of Useful Plants and Things Handmade…
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Join us in our backyard horticultural experiment!
Garden Tasks & Harvesting:
Letting the garden rest! Things are too wet to get out there and do much weeding.
Snow has melted and we are getting LOTS of rain! Hope that translates to an enduring snowpack in the mountains!
Starting up on pruning – willows, grapes, raspberries, blackberries, currants, apples … there is a lot to do! Mostly I try to time it between rainshowers.
We can still harvest a few herbs, like rosemary, sage, thyme, and bay leaves. We can also find rose hips and berberis (I leave most of them for the birds). There are also quite a few greens: Good King Henry, lemon balm, catnip, dandelions, kale. And what’s this … chickweed??? Such a gift in the middle of winter!
Cleaning up the greenhouse; planting seeds that need cold stratification; making room to start early greens and onions.