The garden was busy growing while we were away despite no supplemental watering and a streak of cold /hot/cold/hot weather. There was 3" in the rain gauge for the month. Don't know if any evaporated or not. The ground is as dry as dust....but stuff is growing like crazy. Hmph. It seems I'm not needed! Maybe it is ME that needs the GARDEN and not the other way around.
I got 11 out of the 12 broccoli that I planted. One had bolted already. I blanched/froze it and have 8 packages with 2 large servings in them, and one HUGE bag of broccoli "parts" for soup. I'm definately gonna need more. I sowed more seedlings this very afternoon.
A lot of the alyssum seeds I planted at the base of the raised beds must have washed out into the aisles during a rainstorm. I have alyssum coming up EVERYWHERE. That's okay, though. It's pretty and the bees are enjoying it.
Ta-da-----the best looking radishes I've ever grown (ignored!) And it was from the 99 cent garden---one of those 9 cent seed packages. Hmmmm. Are hybrids a joke on us?????????
And this is what a lawn looks like that hasn't been mowed in 4 weeks. Free grass seed. LOL!
No wonder Dolores shot me an email on the road saying I have to mow when I get back.
(Don says we're going to wait a week or so---just to see if she says anything-LOL!)
As for the flower borders, those have been nibbled to the ground by our lovely deer population.
I can tell you that they do not eat Salvia, Stachys, and Achillea. That's about it though. They completely destroyed the Rudbeckia, Coneflowers, Hollyhocks, Phlox and Cosmos. I hope they got a bellyache!
I've really enjoyed seeing all the progress in your gardens this past month. Despite Ma Nature doling out some nasty surprises, gardeners seem to take it all in stride. I've thoroughly enjoyed all the pictures of your veggies and flowers. It kept me going and I appreciate it very much!
Have a great week! I've got a TON of weeding to do................