Friday, May 4, 2012

the end of the week.

It's Friday. And the end of another long week. Not sure why the week's are seeming so long lately. And why the weekends breeze by so quickly. Maybe the weather? Maybe...

There are no plans for this weekend...just the way I like it. Open. Free. Relaxed.

There are a few "have-to's" for me...two quizzes for my online class and a few things to plant out in the garden. I have some alyssum and some parsley that need a permanent home and then I want to plant more bean seeds in the spots where none came up. I planted 20 something peas and only four sprouted. So I will fill in the blanks with more beans since that is what we like to eat. I also planted 30 something bush bean seeds but only a handful have made it. So I will fill in those blanks as well. Maybe I will have enough beans to freeze for the winter. Maybe even a small batch to pickle!

Then of course there's always that shade border along the back fence. I was doing some reading about edible landscape ideas and found out that currants, blackberries and alpine strawberries do well in shade. I think that sounds fabulous. I would love to be able to plant more edibles...and even in the shady areas! Now...I just need to make sure we even like to eat currants! I know we like we're good there. But not sure about currants....what's your opinion about them?

Oh! And guess what? Last night as Chris and I were walking around the garden checking things out and seeing how things were doing we noticed a cluster of teeny tiny grapes on our Thompson seedless grape vine!! Amazing how something so small can make you so happy.

1 comment:

teekaroo said...

I love currants, but that's because they are one of the few berries that actually grow well in cold climates. My grandma used to make jelly out of them, but I like to make syrup. I have also canned just the juice, but it's a bit too tart to drink just like that. I add it to my smoothies. They are very healthy... anything that sour has to be, right?

Last year, only 3 pea plants came up for me, so I planted tons this year, planning to put beans wherever there was a space. I think all the peas came up! Now I don't have anywhere to put the beans.