Happiness: Gardening 101 ~ Seeds and Sprouts!

Companion Gardens I am learning SO MUCH  about this organic gardening business, and HOW COOL it is to grow your own food!!! There really is nothing better than picking fresh kale and herbs for your meals and being so closely connected to the life force!!! I cannot wait for the little sprouts that are coming up, to be ready to eat in the coming months!

Last week, I posted about my newfound joy of gardening, and so I thought I'd share with you what we've been up to this week in the garden. First, we tended to some serious weeds (when I say serious, I mean it)!!! And when that was all over, we got to the fun stuff!

Here's the recap:

~Right now we have 3 raised beds out front, with snap peas, carrots, radishes, lettuce and beets sprouting.

~In the main garden in the front, we have planted peas and beans along the edges so they will grow up the fence. We have kale, chinese cabbage, arugula, spinach (pic above), rows of onions and garlic, borage (an edible flower that produces essential oil that is high in omegas, attracts and feeds beneficial insects and bees, and promotes growth, vigor, flavor and overall health of neighboring plants, like tomatoes, which are the most susceptible to disease) and more lettuces that I just transplanted from indoors today (photo below)! :)

~Along the side of the house, we have wild flowers (hairy vetch and sunflowers among them) growing that we planted to attract birds, butterflies and pollenating bees. We also have a long raised bed that's still covered in cold frames to help the baby kale, parsley, thyme, and cilantro to start sprouting.

~We sprayed our fruit trees (Peach, plum, mulberry bushes, blueberry and cherry) for winter moths with an organic, naturally occurring bacteria, called Captain Jack's Dead Bug Concentrate.

asparagus

~The asparagus started growing!

~And we harvested some more kale, chives and cilantro!!! :)

All in all, a very fulfilling, grounding, joyful way to spend the sunny days together! We'll update you with more from the garden as it progresses, but til then be sure to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know when we host farm to fork dinner parties and/or gardening/ cooking workshops!

Happy Spring!

KATE-SIGNATURE