Saturday, April 10, 2010

Forever in Love with Perennials!

It snowed on Easter and I mentally pushed out the date that the asparagus would make its appearance. However, today when watering I was delighted to see the first asparagus pushing up through the dirt. There should be enough by Monday to use it in dinner. If you need asparagus recipes, click here.
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And that wasn’t the only surprise! My raspberries and blackberries are beginning to take off:April 2010 092

The gooseberries’ leaves have opened:
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My rhubarb plants and strawberries are continuing to do well, which is encouraging because the cold weather and high winds have not been kind to the seedlings in the raised garden beds!

What is growing in your garden? Do you grow edible perennials? If not, I encourage you to add some. I receive such joy from plants that awaken from the dead of winter and produce food for my family, with little to no effort on my part.

To see how other vegetable gardens are progressing, visit $5 Dinners. Erin opens her garden for your viewing pleasure each Saturday.


Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Every Year I get so excited for the first taste of asparagus from our garden. Here in Maine scalloping and shrimping just ended so I want to try a salad with asparagus, spinach and seared scallops. What will try out west?

We have blueberries. I am green with envy over your blackberries and gooseberries!

Thanks for the peek into your garden!

Kansas Amy said...

I love to see things coming to life in the garden!