New Gardens’ Bounty
Here in Nova Scotia, halfway between the equator and the North Pole, and at our altitude, spring has only just begun a couple weeks ago, but already the gardens and forests are providing.
An asparagus crown–one of many in two gardens–sends up eager shoots. We’ve already had our first harvest.
At left, we see it’s time to start selective harvesting of asparagus from both the old and new beds, which are now both mature and can sustain harvesting all the way to late summer.
Rhubarb and garlic in a raised garden that will be ready for first harvest in a week or two.
At right middle, we see domestic rhubarb and accompanying spring garlic, both halfway to harvest, in one of the raised gardens.
Wild onions are below right, well emerged in a large patch about 20 feet long and a couple yards wide. We’ve been sustainably harvesting from this patch for years. It is ready to start contributing to our meals now, and will fill in for onions till our domestic onions are ready for harvest in the nearby Old Garden.
Wild onions are vigorous and one of the first things to emerge. Patches stick around for years and are prolific if not over harvested.