Friday PhotoEssay

We have things growing again in the garden, so it’s time to get back into the rhythm of doing a regular Friday PhotoEssay!

The warm temperatures pushed the crocus from leaves to blooming to finished blooming in a pretty short period of time this year.

I pulled up all those leeks and onions that we had planted in one of the raised beds over the winter. There was quite a bit of variation in size, as you can probably tell. They aren’t white (blanched) as high up as you would typically find, because we didn’t hill them up or mulch them. That’s rather difficult to do in the raised beds, and I really just wanted to see how they would do. I’m happy with how well they did!

The French Tarragon has really taken off and started growing fast. I think it came through the winter without a hitch. Mmm…Tarragon Chicken….

Some of the mint escaped from it’s semi-containing pot and is popping up elsewhere in the garden. Why am I not surprised?

Most of the radicchio that I planted earlier last fall and transplanted has recovered from the abuse of the winter. (It was under the plastic row cover.) It is showing some color, but not as much as I’d like to see. Maybe it will develop more color as it gets colder next week.

In contrast, this radicchio was planted about a month later and was under the fabric row cover all winter. It shows much better color development, but it’s going to have to grow fast to mature before it gets too hot/we need to plant something else in that spot.

Have a great weekend!


About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on March 25, 2011, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. A lovely blog and great photos. My crocuses have just come up! I planted them in January though because it was too miserable before. 😛

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