Monday, February 21, 2011

What's Growing Around the Farmette ?

Look what's blooming outside the front door , they're beautiful !

Hairy Bittercress is popping up everywhere , a blogging friend helped me i.d. this plant last week. I tried a few raw leaves last week and they tasted delicious. I don't know why it called Hairy Bittercress , it wasn't hairy or bitter tasting at all. The leaves will be a wonderful addition to my tossed salads.

The Chickweed is starting to get large enough to harvest soon. I'm looking forward to some chickweed pasta soon.

Wild onions are growing , hope to gather plenty this year to dehydrate. Another blogging friend told me about dehydrating the wild onions last year , I had never thought about doing that. Turns out they're delicious , we've used them in scrambled eggs , sprinkled over baked potatoes or added to mashed potatoes like chives and added to soups. They actually have a sweet taste once they're dried.

Dandelion are starting to come up too , looking forward to those blossoms !

And look at the garlic , it's really taken off. Yep , looks like we are having a early Spring. Although I know we'll have a few more cold days that will probably damage several plants and trees that will be budding or blooming. Unfortunately that's a price we pay for having nice weather this early in the south. But , it won't hurt the garlic , it's very hardy.
~ Green Blessings ~


Piecefulafternoon said...

Spring is definitely coming to your farmette. We are still in the colder temps - but soon,very soon I hope - spring will start showing.

edenhills said...

Our nice weather is already gone again. We're looking at 20s and snow by the weekend.


Millie said...

Seeing all that yummy green stuff makes me wish I could come visit.

Jeanne said...

Your daffodils are gorgeous!!! :0)
My wild onions are really tall. Last year I collected a lot and chopped them and then froze them. Think I'll try dehydrating them....

judie said...

Looks like spring is truly on the way to your place.