Monday, March 09, 2009

The Spring Garden

Everything but the brussel sprouts (may they be sweet and crunchy) has been harvested. The spinach took an unusally long time to grow and the rabbits in the neighborhood have gotten to my plants a few times, but once harvested, it was delicious, especially in Liz's spinach/sausage lasagna (oh, my!).

Time to get ready for my spring planting. I purchased the following at Burpee's:

- Spanish peppers (hot)

- Anaheim peppers

- Sweet bell peppers

- Golden zucchini

- Beefsteak tomatoes

- Early season tomatoes

I'm looking forward to six months of tomatoes. There's more than one way to skin a mini(for now)-Depression.


Denise said...

I had some good success warding off the rabbits and squirrels last year in my garden with a little trick I learned from Emma's 2nd grade teacher. Buy some red pepper flakes (cheap ones are fine) and sprinkle them all over right after planting and then again when the tender shoots come up. They keep the pests away and do not alter the flavor or growth of the veggies.

PassTheChips said...

Thank you for the tip. I will definitely be using that one this year. Tomatoes are too precious to be left to the critters.