I've been keeping an eye on things in our "side yard". This is where the majority of our fruits, vegetables and herbs are grown. I've found seeds sprouting, buds opening and new growth appearing. Almost everything is looking very good so far.
and bush peas are sprouting.
She just replanted her sugar snap peas since the first batch never grew.
In the next bed down, the blueberries are all continuing to put out lots of flowerbuds. I don't think the last cold spell we had damaged them, so that is a relief. These are the flowers from 'Misty'. It is usually evergreen and has the prettiest blue-green leaves.
I've got lettuce planted at the front of the beds since the bushes give that area bit of shade. I noticed that the romaine lettuce is starting to sprout.
In the next bed down I just planted some broccoli 'Early Dividend' starts. I wasn't going to plant it this year, but saw the starts and decided I might as well. In the front of the bed I planted the garlic that I got at the SAGBUTT meeting from Molly of Life on Tiger Mountain.
In the next bed is a fig tree 'Dessert King'. It's supposed to be a good one for the Northwest. I'm not really that into figs, but my husband really wanted to try. I've got strawberries under it right now, at some point they may not get enough sun. For now the strawberries are usually pretty far along by the time the fig leaves get very large.
Something else my husband really wanted to try was hops. He's been known to make his own home brew before. In fact he made a special batch for our wedding reception. He thought it would be fun to try growing his own and see how they turned out. Last year we had a cool summer so they didn't really do much. I was surprised to see them popping up out of the ground here. I told him he needs to put something together for the hops to grow up, since they can get quite tall.
The herbs are planted in pots and in other random places in the side yard. The chives are looking good, the rosemary, oregano and sage look pretty beat up. I may have to replace them this year.
There is a pot of mint that is just coming back to life. I've got basil started inside that will also go over here. The tomatoes and zucchini will also end up in this part of the yard, and I'm beginning to wonder where they will all go. I may try some tomatoes in large black pots this summer. My Poppa (grandfather) always grew them in pots on the deck of my grandparents condo and always had good luck with them that way.
Now we just need some sun and warmer weather and we'll have lots to eat!