Despite having some very damp soil. . .
the garden is beginning to produce.
The asparagus that we transplanted from friend Linda's garden is beginning to pop.
Once it peeks out of the soil . ..
it grows rapidly.
It's a bit tempting to go out there and tag my stalks. .
and then peek around the barn when he mows around the garden and gets off the mower to investigate what the tags say.
I planted two sorrel plants.
One variegated and one solid green.
My mouth is watering for Summer Borscht every time I look at the plant.
I expect this year if I depend solely on my own sorrel ..
the borscht will be pretty meager. . .
but I won't give up on it just yet.
Leafy lettuce is sprouting.
I hope to have my own version of Marg's beautiful photo in the book. .
I planted some onion sets and the growth in just under two weeks is most rewarding.
As I poked each baby onion in the ground. ..
I thought of my friend Betty.. .
and wondered how her onions are doing.
The beets are even looking a tiny bit like beets.
Slow roasted with a drizzle of butter or steamed and salted and peppered. .
there is nothing as sweet as a fresh garden beet.
That would be a sunflower.
Zinnias and cosmos . .. .
more flowers for Grandgirlie to pick.
I planted plenty . .
it should keep her busy.
Thanks for keeping me company while I am Tuesday Tilling.
If you are curious about the naming of Mennonite Girls Can Cook. .
run over to visit Vee. She is having a cookbook giveaway and telling the story.
all for now . .