The Home and Garden Journal of Kayla Pins

Garden 2019: April

Garden 2019: April

I was feeling a little down with the forecast of cold and snow this weekend and my garden not being started yet. I enjoyed the weather we still have today with a little tour and ended up feeling better.

I went out with a bowl and scissors to see what I could rustle up for supper. I found some kale.

This kale is overwintered from last year. I’m not really sure what I’m doing, but lots of little leaves have sprung up from last year’s stalk. They are delicious and tender. It looks like there is a flower developing at the top, so I just may have discovered how to save kale seed.

I have some chives among the hostas that are just peeking up.

There were only a few stalks of asparagus, but plenty for me.

Spencer is full from a pizza party at lunch so I’m on my own for supper. I’m making a favorite of mine. I will just saute all of this with some soy sauce, lemon juice, and olive oil, toss with pasta, and sprinkle with some Manchego cheese. I’ll add a fried egg for good measure.

Not so bad a harvest for not having started by garden yet.

For reference, here is what my garden looks like on April 26, 2019. I am downsizing so it is only the width of the garage and will go to the back fence. I will also keep the 4′ I have around all of the buildings. I’m focusing more on perennials and fresh food to eat instead of food to can and store. I get too ambitious when I have time over the summer and get overwhelmed with all of the produce when I’m back to work in the fall.

I’m excited to see what will happen in a month.

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