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Garden report

A run of cool weather has slowed down everything in the garden but the early crops — the cabbage family, peas, spinach and celery. We’ve been eating peas for a week, and we harvested the first broccoli three days ago. We’ll probably eat all the spinach in the next week.

Celery is a slow grower, but it’s doing remarkably well. It’s said to be hard to grow. I planted it as an experiment. I’m pretty sure it’s going to produce real celery, much greener than the usually pale celery in the grocery stores around here.


  1. mountain madness wrote:

    How are the chicks getting along with the old ladies??? I cannot believe how fast they have grown!!! Are they hanging with the big girls now or do you still keep them seperated? The garden has gone crazy!!! Enjoy all the hard work…. Wish Ken my best on his future endeavors… I enjoy his blog as well thanks to you!!!

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    One of the hens, Ruth (Ken calls her the dinosaur) has been mean to the baby chickens both times we’ve put them together. So, for now, the baby chickens are living downstairs in the chicken house, and the big girls are living upstairs. The baby chickens have access to the garden side inside the fence, and the big girls have access to the orchard side. That Ruth! I’m afraid we’re going to have to wait until the new chickens are big enough to defend themselves before we put everyone together.

    Ruth is at the bottom of the pecking order, so we think she is just desperate for someone to peck.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink
  3. mountain madness wrote:

    Yeah…. I have three teenage boys…. I know all about that pecking order…LOL

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Permalink
  4. Quetal wrote:

    Wow re the garden, and the chicks are just gorgeous – are they Red?

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

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