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It's spring in the northern hemisphere! The planting season is starting for many of us. What have you put in the ground? How is it going?

Fall is starting in the southern hemisphere! Do we have anyone harvesting anything?

It's spring in the northern hemisphere! The planting season is starting for many of us. What have you put in the ground? How is it going? Fall is starting in the southern hemisphere! Do we have anyone harvesting anything?

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[–] stern-as-steel 1 points (+1|-0)

Only got some spinach and arugula directly in the ground. But I've been weeding, prepping the beds, and starting seeds inside for the first time. All kinds of stuff, but some highlights are mexican gherkins, hot pepperoncinis, asparagus, and broccoli. The asparagus is just starting to poke its little heads up - it took about 21 days to germinate, just as the packet said. I should have gotten it (and everything else) started earlier... Gonna transplant the tomatolets to bigger pots this weekend and plant some radish directly. Onions too probably.

I also ordered some native plants that I'm super excited about, after being inspired by @LilyGoat and her native gardening thread last week! Still doing preliminary research but I want to get some bulbs/rhizomes for fall planting and seeds for mass planting next spring. I'm very excited about this project. I've basically emotionally abandoned the vegetables, to be honest. Except the asparagus (since it's perennial).

Also I learned that redbud flowers are edible, and that their young seed pods are too - and taste like peas apparently! Looking forward to trying them when the buds open up.

I've been wanting to grow those little gherkins for years! Seeds sold out this year.