Saturday, May 13, 2006
But the chicks, at least, are healthy. They have doubled in size and have grown teeny little wings. They flutter when they run, trying to achieve a little bit of lift. I find it absolutely incredible that they can grow these long, fully developed feathers overnight!
I managed to get a bit done in the garden. I pulled up all our Chiogga beets because they had gotten huge and I was afraid they would bolt if I waited any longer. I am cooking them as I type this. This is my first time growing Chioggas, and I'm already a huge fan. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
Where they had been, I dug in some Black Kow and planted my long-languishing tomatillo seedlings. I also dug some manure into the spot where my first batch of arugula had been (before it bolted and was summarily removed to the compost heap). I put my Goldgelber purslane seedlings there. I don't know yet if I'll like purslane, but I bet I will. It's one of this year's experimental crops.
Two days ago, I finally planted our okra seeds.They haven't surfaced yet, but I expect to see them poke through the soil soon.
Posted by Jamie at 7:56 PM