|Spring FINALLY arrives!!|
We have just come out of almost a full week of rain. It was much needed , and couldn't have come at a better time. It has, however, delayed my edging the vegetable garden and the "field" grass is spreading like mad into the borders that have perennials. What a nightmare that's going to be to deal with.
|Broccoli and Cauliflower under protection|
I don't have much planted yet---we still have a few more weeks until our frosts are done, but I did
get the cold lovers in.
May 2--Planted Super Sugar Snap peas ( "up" May 14)
May 10--Planted one bed of Red Pontiac potatoes
Planted one bed of Mokum carrots (in a cold frame)
May 13-Planted three beds of Yukon gem from saved seed
May 14-Opened the box from Dixondale of Copra Onions---and they sent the wrong thing.ARGH!
I contacted them and they are shipping out a new batch pronto. What a great company.
Made the best of the day though--got Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, and Celery Planted!
|The garden is looking like a bad garage sale but everything needs protection against frost|
There is a lack of salad greens and this is my fault. They were planted in late April, but I used OLD SEED--I had terrible germination--a few lettuce appeared, but the radish, spinach and green onions were a bust.
It's too late to replant--they would be ready end of June--too hot for them, so I'll try again this fall with fresh seed. I had trouble early this year trying to use old seed with my ornamental grasses. Lesson FINALLY learned. I am only using FRESH SEED from now on.
The seedlings are awaiting their June 4 planting time. In the meantime, they are the most well travelled thing at our home. Outside during the day---inside at night.
|The hardier seedlings spend the night in the uninsulated garage|
|Tender seedlings like tomatoes, peppers and zinnias spend days on the porch and come into the house at night.|
I'll do a post at the end of the month to show the perennials around the house. Not much exciting right now--but they are growing fast and I hope to have some blooms by June.
Happy Gardening everyone!