|Evelyn demonstrates Ginkgo's new wood chipper.|
Despite the lack of water, we are chipper (ba-dum-ching) and our self-starting perrenials have launched the season!
On a side note: this photo will probably be the last of our wooden south facing fence... I can't think of a better photo to show why we are getting a new fence.
Take the rhubarb for example. By their own will-power these weird alien protrusions begin freaking out volunteers each spring. While they currently look like sickly crumpled viscera, soon they will look like pie. And you wonder why we volunteer.
And without any coaxing we are surprised by the half inch purple nub of an asparagus spear. This perennial won't yield significant harvests for another couple of years, but it is encouraging to see that it survived year one.
While we all look forward to tomatoes that a grocery store could not feasibly stock or finger-staining berries that taste better because you left a little skin in the bramble, spring is brought to us by self starters. While we fill beds with seeds and transplants, the early risers give us something to look at. And did I mention, there will be pie.
|Frost tolerant volunteers plant potatoes.|