I plan to post a monthly update on my vegetable garden. If readers grow something I am not growing and would like to share, then by all means, let me know.
Rhubarb, planted two weeks ago has sprouted and is showing its sweet little red self above the hay. I used to have rhubarb growing great in my garden until last year. It succumbed to the drought. What the drought didn't get, I did when I moved the vegetable garden. Back to square one.
I had started with a package of three from Wal-Mart. All three sprouted in the garden back in 2003. I then transplanted two to some ornamental gardens. Both perished, or so I thought. While digging in a front garden recently, one of the original rhubarbs had sprouted. I am not impressed. It will never make it as there is not enough sun in that garden. Probably should never have planted it there to begin with.
About 80 onion bulbs were planted the same time as the rhubarb. These are growing under a trellis in preparation for a summer crop of gourds. The onions have also sprouted. You can just make out a few of the green leaves through the hay.
Many people plant their onions in the fall. This works as well. I chose to plant mine in the spring and only garlic in the fall. The garlic is still doing well, though it has not shown any new growth.
I have a few ornamentals growing in the vegetable garden as well. One is this white peony, cultivar 'Immaculee'. I purchased a bunch of the bareroot plants last spring when Wal-Mart marked them down. Never did I imagine the dozen or so I bought would all grow. But grow they did. A few even bloomed last year. I am looking for some good white peonies from these plants this year. I love mixing ornamentals with vegetables because it makes the garden so much more pleasant and attracts pollinators.