Derek and I finally planted the asparagus. Sixty crowns in all, hardly what you would call commercial size but we'll start with those. It will take three years before the first harvest but it'll be worth the wait. The first asparagus feeding with melted butter and a dash of pepper and salt, can't beat it.
Asparagus planted in rows
Derek planting asparagus (notice the bug coat, black flies are out with a vengeance)
Our organic inspection went really well. We have to work on a few things which include better record keeping but over all she was quite happy with our system. In a few short weeks we should be "certified organic in transition". Next year once we've completed the three years of transition we'll be fully certified organic, how exciting.
Today I planted some purple haze, rainbow and sweetness III carrots. 600 row feet altogether. I sure hope people are going to like the purple carrots because there will be lots of them!!
We also did a perennial dig today at my Grandmothers place. She is moving and has a big flower garden so we dug up all kinds of lily's, hosta's and a variety of other things that I'm hoping were flowers and not weeds. Now where to put them all???
We're exciting some rain tonight and the next few days are looking overcast and drizzly. It will give our newly planted seeds and seedlings a rest from the sun. It will also give me a chance to catch up on some overdue paper work.
Enjoy the rain!!!!