Finally! We get to plant!
This weekend I will plant my peas outside, and start the fennel seed in pots on the windowsill.
|Peas, fennel, carrots, lettuce and cilantro- a garden in potential|
The lettuce, cilantro and carrots will go directly in the ground sometime in the next couple of months. I will have to work around the garlic that will stay put until June, and the carrots that didn't get harvested last year will flower and make seeds for next year. I have a feeling my veggie garden is going to look more like a wildflower meadow than a proper kitchen garden. That's alright- I will leave the tomato, eggplant and pepper growing to those without squirrels to contend with, and buy those fruits at the market. My garden may instead become a food source for butterflies (swallowtails lay their eggs exclusively on members of the Umbelliferae family like fennel and carrot) and birds (there will be sunflowers come summer) and for me- I love big ol' fresh salads for lunch!