MayDay Wishetwurra Farm…Closer

In the title, “closer” is as in “nearer”, not as in “to shut” or “to finish up”.

For those who like to look more closely, here’s an album of what you could see if you crawled around in the garden for a while. You won’t have to get wet dirty knees, like I did. There was a bumblebee on the currant blossoms, but it was camera-shy.

Every time I got near, it would fly away.

Oh well.


Cascading currant strigs, in blossom.


Onions and leeks are so miraculous. Start with tiny seeds, transplant tiny little grasslike plants, and in a few months you have big onions and leeks.


Wee onions and leeks. I used to start them in shallow dirt, but have better success since starting to start them in old window boxes. They like the deeper dirt, and it’s easy to keep them properly watered.

Last year’s remaining leeks are big and strong.


Bleu de Solaize leek, overwintered.


The paks of mixed lettuces make a colorful splash.


Baby lettuce


Baby hollyhock.


Chater’s Double hollyhock seedling. You can see four true leaves and one of the first “seed leaves”. What the heck is it called? Oh, yeah. Cotyledon.


A fava bean seedling thrusts leaves foursquare into the chilly air.


Fava bean. Vicia faba.


Chardly color from the greenhouse.


Wintered-over chard. New leaves, big leaf, cut stems.


Leaf of a volunteer mustard plant.


Silhouetted mustard leaf. In the greenhouse.


Claytonia blossom clusters.


Don’t you love how the flowers come right out of the center of the leaves?


Outside, the last of the daffodils are blooming.


Splitcup narcissus.


And a red tulip shows some unexpected geometries.


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