One of the greatest joys of living on Baldy Hill undoubtedly has been the garden. Sure, we have always had gardens, but never the luxury of space that we are fortunate to have now. Having dug — by hand — most of our beds last year (we have decided to add just a few more), our spring planting this year seems less hurried — and less harried for that matter. 🙂
It’s such an exciting time of year for us, as we dig and fork and marvel at the fertility of the soil. We are amateurs but enthusiastic nevertheless.
So far, we’ve planted peas and many varieties of beans — fava, garbanzo, kidney, black-eyed peas, azuki, pinto. James has also put in some corn and squash using a local Native American technique as a little experiment. The garlic planted last fall is doing well — already excited for that harvest, even if still months away! 🙂