Garden update for 2017.
Beds from last year have been turned and weeded. Carrots, peas, lettuce and spinach are up. No sign of early potatoes yet. Garlic looks good but no scapes yet. Need weeding.
Blueberries (which are actually whortleberries, I think) and strawberries are flowering. Rhubarb starts and sage and parsely OK. Direct sowed some sweet peas for color and cutting, plus polinators.
No sign of the parsnips yet. Started on the end of the potato bed thinking I´d put the tomatoes there.
I´ve a bit of a dilemma regarding the potatoes. Can´t find seed potatoes except in 25k sacks, which seems rather a lot. Could buy some that don´t look sprayed from the grocery store, but they tend to have mysterious black spots when peeled which gives me pause. Am seriously considering not planting potatoes and using the already dug bed for something else.
Added to the seed potato shortage, we´re having mid 80s and no rain for most of April. The direct opposite of last year. I´ve started watering regularly. Perhaps I should consider buying potatoes and using the bed for more tomatoes, peppers, beans and squash.
Speaking of which, they are also MIA. But germination conditions couldn´t be better, sunny and warm. I´ve been schlepping them out to the patio every morning and bringing them in every evening. Some of the seed is pretty old now, and I don´t have freezer space to keep them well, so fingers crossed. If I have no luck with germination, I can still buy starts at the farmers market or the ag cooperative, but they won´t be either special or heritage/open pollinated.