The last clove of Music garlic, sprouting, an intimation of what’s happening in the garden.
When we poked through the garlic bed, we found the ground still frozen. The top mulch was removed to give it a chance to thaw, and we found the garlic well on its way. With near freezing overnight temps expected in the week ahead, the garlic will get another protective covering of mulch. Above: Music garlic sprouting.
According to biodynamic methods, the second quarter phase of the moon is an ideal time to plant above ground crops such as peas. It also coincides with our removing the snow stakes from the driveway. Above: Green Arrow shell peas.
In the ground they go, the first planting of the season. Alongside the Green Arrow, we’ve also planted Coral shell peas, an early pea that we’re trying out this year and is meant to be harvestable before the 4th of July.
Above: Cascine and Superaquadulce favas. Like peas, we never seem to have enough, and we’ve been incrementally increasing their allotment of space in the garden.
Looking good…. I notice you have netting on your garlic bed. Does this keep the squirrels from digging? Or have some other purpose?
Keeps the leaf mulch from blowing away and deters curious deer…
Wow. Gorgeous photos. Also, LOVE SPRING!
Glad you liked ’em, nature does provide!
Hopefully your grounds will fully thaw out for you by the end of the week, this sure has been a trying winter. Happy planting..
Woke up this morning to an inch of snow on the ground!
I bet you are waiting for spring even more than I am!
I recognize the packaging. We use Fedco too!