Sunday, April 04, 2010

It's asparagus time

Last night's dinner - fresh asparagus on oatmeal bread toast, saturated with lemon butter and top with chopped hard boiled eggs and bacon. It's one of my own concoctions and one of Jim's favorites.

This body is a bit weary after a hard day in the garden yesterday. I got a bit more rototilling done, transplanted a few more veggies, re-potted 18 tomato seedlings into bigger pots, covered the cabbages with remay, pulled a bunch of weeds, and started digging the first trench for potatoes; but my body quit after planting only four or five German butterball potato seeds. So, I came in and searched the Internet for the best price on a furrow maker attachment for my new Mantis tiller.  It's ordered and should arrive in a week or so. I'll finish planting potatoes then! I ambitiously bought 5 potato varieties and I just don't have the energy to dig that many furrows. Come to think of it, I may not even have the space for all of them unless I want to plant on a hillside or in buckets which I may just try if I don't need those big 5 gallon buckets for tomatoes.

The plan this morning is to drag a few more bags of compost down to one of my lower terraces, dig it in and plant some scallions, carrots, parsnips, beets, some more onions, leeks and the kale I didn't get around to planting yesterday.It's an ambitious list and I probably won't get it all done because I want to take a break to watch the Roddick tennis final at one o'clock.

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