I was outside all day today working in the yard. We’ve been putting down a brick walkway in the front yard around the garden beds. It isn’t permanent since we’re not sure how exactly we want things. Today I finally got in the pole green beans and yesterday I put in two heirloom tomatoes and a cherry tomato. Something chewed off one of my Steak Sandwich tomatoes last night. Darn. And something has been eating my pepper plants. It is probably slugs, which I have found around the garden. I also planted about 7 dozen flower seeds to put in various places.
Finally, I picked our first beets. They’ve been growing since October and are just now really taking off. I also pulled one of the onions. They have large, thick tops but no rounded parts. I know I picked this one early, but I wanted an onion to stir fry the beet tops with (I’m baking the beets by themselves). I hope the onions develop. Right now they look like leeks…Here is a pic of the beets and the one onion:
It was 80 degrees here today–which is just perfect, especially considering we have two friends from the Philippines arriving tonight for a couple of days. It is supposed to be very nice weather-wise. They are staying in San Francisco and tomorrow we are going up to take them to Sonoma Valley for some wine tasting/sightseeing and on Sunday we’ll go out to brunch with them and our good friend Harvey, who is also from the Philippines. It should be a good weekend. Then the rest of April will be spent building our various fences and planting more things in the yard.