In this picture you can see our two new raised beds for raspberries. Yesterday, Derek built the first set of supports for the raspberry canes. You can also see the composter in this picture. I’m mostly using this composter to quickly compost chicken and goat manure. Since this composter will heat up more than a regular compost pile, the manure will break down faster and will be ready for use much sooner.
I densely planted these Walla Walla onion starts in this wine barrel so that I will be able to harvest young onions. As I harvest the young onions, I will be creating space for the remaining onions to grow to their full, mature size.
The rhubarb, Crimson Red, is beginning to emerge from the ground. I can’t wait until this plant matures (it can take a few years) so that I can make strawberry rhubarb crisp.
Here’s what the greenhouse raised beds look like early in April. In the near bed, I am growing celery, carrots and brassicas (cabbage and broccoli). The middle bed contains carrotes, lettuces and spinach, while in the far bed I have garlic and a few different types of onions.
I have both buttercrunch and romaine lettuce growing in this portable salad box. I’ve already started harvesting the outside leaves of the plants in this box. Early spring salad. Yummy!
The golden sex link chicks are now four days old. So far, all seem quite healthy and spunky. Lily has been doing a very good job taking care of her babies. The two of us have also started a baby chick video project that should be ready for viewing in a few months. Stay tuned!