"In his garden every man may be his own artist without apology or explanation." Louise Beebe Wilder
Here in the northern Great Plains, spring is slowly beginning to unfold. Last weekend we had high winds, rain, sleet, and snow. But after all that, the grass is greener, leaves are coming out on trees, the perennial beds are bursting with new growth and the optimists among us can feel spring in the air!
During a lovely light rain, I managed to do the second planting of early vegetables yesterday...so more beets, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, peas and carrots went into the garden tanks.
On the left are German Butterball heirloom potatoes from Seed Savers Exchange. First place winner in Rodale's Organic Gardening "Taste Off". The buttery yellow flesh is especially great for mashed potatoes but also a good choice for roasting or frying.
On the right are Purple Viking also from Seed Savers Exchange. This is a great tasting, slightly sweet, general purpose potato. It has a snow-white flesh and excellent storage qualities.
I started several seeds indoors yesterday. Since I have egg cartons galore, I used the Styrofoam ones for the seed planters.
Enjoy nature's gifts of spring.