Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bursting at the seams

I have to remind myself that the sun DID come out recently- and it was glorious. I just wish it would come back, I am so tired of everything being muddy and soggy and cold.... but you can tell that the seasons have shifted, and even though winter is putting up a fight, spring is definitely moving in. Whew.

I was just prodded by the delightful and oh-so-helpful Naomi of Naomi's Organic Farm Supply in Portland to post some updated greenhouse and plant photos, so Naomi- these are for you!

Lettuce is just the most beautiful plant- so many colors and textures and shapes and sizes. Who needs flowers? Just plant lettuce....

The tomatoes are hanging in there... slowly coming to terms with the cool weather, but not ready to move outside anytime soon.

We have a plant stand outside the Astoria Co-op full of fantastic greens and herbs that are eager to get planted, and will keep it stocked through the season with great edible plants for your coastal garden. If you miss us at one of our market appearances this year, you can always get plants at the Co-op.

Isn't this the most luscious sight? I love the blocks of color you get with lettuce. From left to right: Merlot, Buttercrunch and the amusingly named but also delicious Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed. Yum!

If you need a little Edible Gardening Inspiration, I'll be speaking at the Seaside Public Library this coming Saturday, April 30th at 1:00p.m. If you came to the Master Gardeners Spring Garden Seminar on the 16th, you've already seen this presentation, but if you missed it, join me as I go through the joys and challenges of Growing Edible Plants on the North Coast! It IS possible.

But it sure would be easier with a bit more sun.

Update on the Elk Fence soon!!

Eddie and Squeaky are beside themselves waiting for me to plant some of the catnip outside, and sneak into the greenhouse for their fix when they think I'm not looking...

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