The plantin’ o’ the green

It’s St. Paddy’s Day, but instead of drinking green beer and wearing shamrocks, we’re planting our first round of garden seeds. Since the growing season gets off to such a slow start most years, we decided to start everything a bit later this time. Last year most of the later starts and replanted crops caught up just fine when the weather turned warm.

So far we’ve started:

  • onions
  • chard
  • lettuce
  • cabbage
  • spinach
  • peas
  • kohlrabi
  • catnip
  • thyme
  • parsley
  • soup celery

Katie is settling in great, learning basic horse-manners without much trouble. In a couple of weeks we’ll be heading back down to Oregon to trade in the cart & harness we bought for Gemini for Katie-sized gear. It will be a while before she’s trained to drive though.

It’s also time to start planning our summer projects. A bigger equine means more wear & tear on the ground, and more hay to store. So turning her muddy yard into well-drained gravel is on the hot list, as is adding a storage area to her run-in. Never a dull moment!

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4 thoughts on “The plantin’ o’ the green”

  1. Ahh, more Katie pictures, thanks.

    Nice variety on the plants. We are still eating last years chard out of the garden and I planted the first tomatoes outside. Keep the fingers crossed that I did not jump the gun.

    1. Wow, amazing. J just has some starts peeking out of pots. We still haven’t turned much garden owing to how wet it has been! Fingers all crossed…

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