Would you believe that we had fresh kale and lettuce from the garden already?!
That’s right – on March 31 – which is officially the earliest we have ever eaten from the garden – we had our first salad.
I was going to publish this yesterday – but then I realized that some of you might think it was a hoax because of April Fool’s Day.
But believe me- this is no joke.
So how did we get to a harvest so quickly when this is the time most people are just getting things planted?
Remember back last fall when I happened to mention in a post that Buddy and I transplanted some late cabbage, broccoli, kale and lettuce into a thrown together cold frame of cement blocks and old windows?
We had hoped to harvest fresh veggies into the winter – but that didn’t work so well. Everything stopped growing, some even looked dead, so I called the experiment a mistake and forgot about it.
But then the weather warmed up this spring and some of those plants perked right up and started to grow!
it was a miracle!
And now, for the first time ever – instead of playing catch up with my Amish neighbors – I’m ahead of them!
Never mind that I had to start last October and it was kind of an accident.
Hey – I win is a win!
And fresh veggies the last day of March is most definitively a win!