3 Weeks Ago, Sunset Over Snowy Pasture
Today I planted 7 varieties of potatoes, very exciting. Purple Viking; purple skin, white flesh and BIG, Desiree; red skin and yellow flesh, Carola, Yukon Gold and German Butterball, all white to yellow skin and yellow flesh and two types of fingerlings; Red Thumb with a beautiful rose-colored flesh and Rose Finn Apple, another yellow fleshed. It's exciting to have so many varieties to try and I was able to get them at a good price by buying through Country Farm and Home in Pittsboro and putting together a group order of 50# for several community gardens.
The rest of the garden is slowly coming back to life, with late winter treats giving us joy and hope for the spring. Dwarf iris, edgeworthia, crocus, winter sweet and early daffodils. Yesterday the blood root shot up when the temps went up to 80 degrees! The trout lilies are starting in the woods and the maple trees are dropping their red flowers. It's exciting to think the first day of spring is only a few days away, but as usual the list of chores is a bit overwhelming. Tomorrow I plan to plant beets, carrots, and some more greens before the next round of rain.
Creek Foam Has Been Outstanding This Winter