As a follow up to the post of 2/1/16, Front yard vegetable garden, check out the photos of my winter vegetable garden below (January through today, March 21). The lettuce has been delicious, I love having green onions that are not from Mexico, there are lots of herbs, the kale and Swiss chard are amazing, and I’ve even had a few sugar peas. Many native plants and nonnative nasturtium are in bloom so the garden has lots of bees.
The paper wasps are numerous, which I am not delighted about, but I know they are or will be chomping down on aphids and other garden pests. I have read that the European paper wasp (which is what I probably have) are not aggressive unless you inadvertently touch their nests. Since they seem to be building nests everywhere, it is only a matter of time before I do this. Will have to be vigilant to remove any nests I see in places we might touch.
It amazes me how quickly a vegetable garden grows. Like I said, the food has been fantastic. The beets, globe onions, and artichokes, however, are not yet ready. The beets will be a special challenge for me because I really don’t like the way they taste. Maybe I’ll try making borscht and tapping into my limited Jewishness. Doubt if that will help because I dislike borscht as much as I dislike beets! Luckily my husband love beets.
Happy Spring, everyone!