State of the Hoop, April 2. More greens than I can eat by myself.
You can't really tell from this photo, but this bird feeder on Francis's grave is very popular. The dogwood behind it offers a good waystation.
More Danvers carrots. I've never grown carrots before. But I've been following Ray Peat's advice to eat a raw carrot salad nearly every day, and #becauseJaneHeyre, so it seemed like a good idea to try. Behind, flamingo spinach, which is awesome because it is both a big leaf and a flat leaf, requiring less-careful washing, and perfect for sandwiches. And milk thistle in and out of pots, which I've been giving away.
Hoop flap propped up on old screen door for daytime ventilation (it's 85 degrees in there right now at 10:30 am with the flap open, 49 degrees outside air temperature). I planted 10 black currant starts from Oikos Tree Crops this week, some of which are here in this strawberry mulberry gooseberry square.
The birds (again, they flewed away) really like this feral-cat-proof fenced-in pond for baths. I hope the frogs made it through the winter under there.