Thursday, 7 April 2011

Spring things

The blue orchard bees are starting to emerge, a little late due to the chill. Lots of blossom for them to snack on, I hope.

After a talk about bees I started leaving my dandelions to flower as they are apparently a valuable nectar source early in the season.

Slug eggs found and destroyed:


Got my tomatoes seeded last month and now they're starting to pick up speed. Many varieties on the go.

Black Krim:

Persimmon tomato:

A sweet roma I enjoyed in last summer's veg basket from Haliburton:

San Marzano:

Another from Hali, a potato leaf variety, the Japanese Black Trifele:

and a somewhat rare Bearo Plum