Spring Sprouts

Posted by on Friday, May 1st, 2009

It is exciting to see vegetables sprouting and new life taking form.  Lima beans, green beans, squash, and zucchini are all peeking through the soil.  Our peppers we started from seeds are really taking off. After a couple more inches of growth, it will be time to transplant them.

We’ve had several beautiful sunny days here in middle TN and the ground has become dusty and dry.  Dear hubby purchased a timer for our hose and sprinkler.  This will keep our growing darlings moist and hydrated daily.

By the way, how many of you folks know what a hose pipe is?  Knowing this fact defines one as a true southerner.

Soon taracooks.com will go on location to a worm farm and meet a local worm farmer.  I have decided everyone needs a worm farm, especially me.  Worms are excellent creatures for those raised bed gardens.  They help decompose all the kitchen rubbish we discard. And if one has a worm farm in the back yard – one is always prepared to go fishing.

May is strawberry month.  We have some exciting plans for May and strawberries.  One of our spring time traditions is to visit a nearby strawberry farm and pick berries together.  This year we will feature freezing those berries for morning shakes and how to make strawberry freezer jam for summer time dishes.  So stay tuned for more gardening news. Don’t you LOVE this time of year?

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