April Garden Report

I've been away from the garden for a month, but spring came all the same. I left my raised beds with a fresh round of kale, chard, onions, romaine and a smattering of herbs, none of which need a lot of tending. So when I returned, they were full and ready for cutting. The onions of course will stay in the ground for a few more months.

It's so lovely to see things return from winter, blooming and inviting the pollinators to come and play. We've had a wonderful flurry of bees over the past few days. I returned from California with some new additions for the garden, namely a haul of succulent cuttings ready for propagation into containers.

And this week, I put a new apple tree in the ground - a grafted Jersey Black variety that I bought from Seed Savers Exchange. It won't fruit until the 5th or 6th year, but I'm a planner! This week, I also started seeds for my summer and early fall garden: heirloom French zucchini, pickling cucumbers, pole beans, Lemon Queen sunflowers, Paddy Pan squash and golden squash! Even after only a few days, I've already got germinating sprouts!

Tell me what's growing in your garden?