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March 30, 2017

What a difference a week makes.

I’m sure the Rock Crawlers would have preferred the weather we had the weekend before, but it looks like a good time was had anyway.

My sister and brother came to visit this weekend and we went over Sunday to check it out.

It was a lot quieter Sunday, but there was still a lot going on.

The rain and chilly weather didn’t stop them and the rain was such a blessing. We have a lot of catching up to do on rain!

So we are seeing some action in the garden as well.

Flat leaf parsley Oklahoma garden

The potatoes that were planted almost a month ago are finally coming up.

The carrots, spinach and beets have germinated and the onions are looking great and with the rain, things will really take off.

The asparagus is looking much better too. We have had fresh picked asparagus a couple of times and oh my gosh, it is so yummy!

The herbs are going crazy too. The sage, parsley, mint, chives, thyme and oregano are springing to life.

I love this time of year because the herbs are so fresh and lush.

The dill and cilantro should start sprouting from last year’s seeds.

If you don’t have any from last year, go get a packet of dill and cilantro seeds and scatter them where you want it to grow.

You should start seeing little sprouts in a week or so.

Speaking of cilantro, I have people tell me they can’t grow cilantro and ask me what they are doing wrong because it does well at first then dies out.

Well, cilantro prefers the cooler weather, so it thrives in the spring, then begins to wane as it gets hotter and it will start flowering.

Let the flowers go to seed and they will drop to the ground.

Then when it cools down again in the fall, they will sprout up again and you will have cilantro until a hard freeze occurs.

You won’t need to buy another cilantro plant, you will just have to buy store bought in the summer.

Enjoy the Earth! Diana