Last Friday I think the temperature actually hit 60 F, and it was sunny and almost....gasp...spring-like. We finally got into the garden! Then on Sunday and Monday new icicles started forming. Temps dipped back into the 20s. Then came the deluge with inches of rain. Today, while certainly not spring-like, was nonetheless the day for… Continue reading Finally….Peas Planted!
We love sushi, and living on the coast of Maine means we can eat almost 100% local sushi during the summer! Tonights ingredients include locally grown seaweed, locally landed bluefin tuna, locally caught squid, and Three Bird Farm pea shoots, carrots and cucumber! Even the beer is local from our friends at Rock Harbor Brewery.… Continue reading Summer Sushi
Today we saw the very first peas emerging from the soil despite near freezing temperatures last night. We planted the peas on the 11th of April, making it seven days to germination. The dwarf grays are the first up. Happy Day!
I know. I know. We're super late getting our peas in this year, but I'm happy to report that the first batch is now planted in the new raised bed we built this year for peas. This year we've planted the following varieties: Long-Vine Sugar Snap (Pisum sativum) Dwarf Gray Sugar (Pisum sativum v. macrocarpon)… Continue reading Pea Planting!
As mentioned previously, we need to re-build most of the raised beds in the vegetable garden this year (we're also flirting with expanding the garden with a new No Dig section, but the raised beds will stay at least for the next few years in the main veggie garden). Given the cold and snowy spring,… Continue reading The New Pea Raised Bed & Trellis