Asparagus, Potatoes, Rhubarb and More

 

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The weather on Canada’s west coast has been tantalizing for the gardener in me! I’ve been obsessing over our garden for the last couple of months.

Since this is the first time planting on this scale here at Green Mountain Farm, we have had to purchase many plants and seeds to get us started.

We purchased our Red Russian garlic from One Love Farm and planted it in late February. To that same raised bed, we added Tuscan kale and Swiss chard starts. Since the weather has become increasingly warm, we have added more plants to our garden as well.

In the first week of March, in our second raised bed, we planted fifteen crowns of three different varieties of asparagus: Mary Washington, Jersey Knight, and Millenium; the Millenium crowns have so far sent up the most shoots, so we will most likely be purchasing more of this variety next year.

We also added about twenty non-descript shallot bulbs next to the asparagus, and they too have begun to poke up through the ground.

Beside our second raised bed, we took a chance and planted three varieties of early potatoes: Russian Blue, French Fingerlings, and German Butter potatoes. Above the second raised bed, we have transplanted fifteen rhubard divides from my brother in law’s incredibly happy plants.

Mr. Green Thumb also planted a row of raspberries next to the blueberry patch; and he finished building a third raised bed, which I have been filling with a combination of chicken manure shavings, hay and top soil. Our garden is actually starting to take shape!

 

What have you planting or dreaming of planting so far this spring?

 

This post first appeared on greenmountainfarm.wordpress.com.

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