Woah. Things are really booming in the kitchen garden. Everything's going nuts! And, we've been trying to keep up, gobbling up fresh salads most every day and tucking kale and chard into everything imaginable. The radishes are nearly all pulled out and the arugula has already bolted. Things happen fast once Spring really hits. And, the peas and favas are just flowering now, so the fun has just begun.
Here's what Spring looks like in my little green heaven.
Step inside... the favas are towering and the wee little herb seedlings are still hiding from toddler grabbiness behind chicken wire.
Beautiful pea tendrils and flowers. Not too long until we're picking pretty green pods.
'Laxton's Progress' pea flower. To me, this looks like a little girl's pretty Spring bonnet.
Fava flowers! This is my first time growing favas, so I'm so excited to see these beautiful, striking blooms.
More fava flowers on the way.
Beautiful 'Bright Lights' chard. Had some for dinner tonight, tucked underneath salmon, roasted in parchment.
Cavolo nero. Love.
Assistant garden inspector, checking out the greens beds. 'Heaven on Earth' rose in the background, about to bloom.
Close up inspection.
...AND! Last but not least, as promised, the artichokes are GO. Last weekend, I planted two 'Green Globe' and one 'Purple of Romagna' plants. I surrounded them with seeds of sunflowers of varying sizes and colors, as they're supposed to be good companions. Fingers crossed.
Want more Spring garden porn? More photos here.