[[photo by: WontonBrutality]]
Our farmer, Stefan, is a total ninja. The husband and I have been checking out the garden pretty obsessively. We wait for the watering to be done, we look to see if new things have sprouted and we shuffle the extra straw into unused portions of the plot. Hopefully, the obsessiveness is in equal proportion to how many delicious veggies we’ll get later in the season. Here’s to wishing that care and interest can directly translate into dinner!
So, over the week, we had noticed that Stephan had been out to visit while we were at work. There were extra little sprouty things and pieces of the dirt newly exposed. But, we didn’t know what stuff was. We wondered between ourselves. “Maybe that’s marigold. Or, what if that’s broccoli?” The truth is that, right now, they’re all little six-leaved sprouty things at best. They might be hippogryphs for all we know. Later, we got an email from Stephan and he filled us in:
I stopped in the the other day to transplant out some more plants, and noticed the little seedlings are already going gangbusters in the garden. Yahoo! While I was there I planted out some chard, dill, kale and pansies, and this week I will be planting broccoli, spinach starts and onions, and also seeding scallions. – Stephan
Stephan’s the best! And, he’s totally a ninja. A sneaky, farming ninja. We’re going to get together this week to set up the journal that will sub in for the emails we’ve been trading thus far and every day has been fun to check in with the garden, even if it’s not super obvious what things have changed. Week by week, things are most definitely getting closer to being dinner, we’re sure of it.
– Lisa in Kingfield
The full Flickr collection of pictures for this project is over on Flickr.
PS – You can see it in the pictures, but our contribution this week was to install a rabbit fence around the garden. It went in really easily and, so far, seems to be holding the line against the rabbit invaders.