And most exciting of all, I finally have Claytonia growing. Hey, it only took three seed packets and countless sowings to make it happen. I need to go lay down another row before my luck runs out!
My carrot seeds and some of my lettuce mixes need replacing, I have quite a few barren rows. My little garden helper and I planted out the Red Barron onions yesterday, and sowed a 4x6 bed of pea greens the day before. I also potted up the tomatoes. They will likely go out next weekend under row cover and plastic as I won't be fit for planting on the first of May this year.
Wineberry and raspberry cuttings were planted around the shed. A friend has 2 wineberry plants for me, which we are all quite excited about. I hope to get a nice patch of them growing around the yard so that we may enjoy them along with the birds come summer. I am expecting potatoes, sweet potato slips, a currant, a gooseberry, and 2 beach plums to arrive in the coming weeks. (One of these years I hope to be almost self-sufficient in the summer fruit department for fresh eating and jam making, though it is probably an unrealistic fantasy.)
On a food note, I tried making pizza just like Thomas did recently (here) using a Peter Reinhart recipe, and it was a unanimous two thumbs up. His book on searching out the perfect pizza is on my wish list, as I think I could sustain myself on the stuff if need be. This pie had some garden goodies on it (Garlic-Chive Pesto, sliced Garlic, & Oven-Dried Tomatoes) along with peppers, mozzarella, and herbed goat cheese. Mm-mm good. Throwing the pizza stone on the grill is the way to go, no more 500 degree oven for me!