Monday, April 29, 2013

Time to transplant my 48 pepper plants to larger pots. This seed was started on March 28, 2013. (See my March 28, 2013 post.) Today I transplanted them into 5 inch peat pots. These will be kept outside during the warmer days until ready to set out in the garden. I like using the peat pots since they can be directly set in the garden with no transplant shock.

The shelling peas are up and doing well. These were planted on April 2, 2013. The pea weavil damage has been minimal so far!

One of the herbs I grow is rosemary. The little blue flowers add interest this time of year.

Monday, April 15, 2013

I made a blueberry pie for Sunday dinner guests. The blueberries are from my garden and were harvested and frozen last summer. My blueberry bushes are now blooming, so hopefully I will have a good crop this summer!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Yesterday I planted my onion plants for storage onions (Walla Walla, Ailsa Craig, Redwing and Copra), shelling peas (Maestro), snow peas (Oregon Giant), radishes (French Breakfast) and spinach (Olympia). Today I picked my first asparagus for cream of asparagus soup tonight. I can't wait!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Yesterday my Easter dinner guests were served roasted turkey with dressing, potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, asparagus, molded vegetable salad, deviled eggs and strawberry shortcake for dessert. These recipes are in my cookbook, Dad's Home Cooking; Traditional Recipes for Preparing Healthy Family Meals available on Amazon.