A rainy week, my new rain barrel is full !
The garden is starting togrow, beans,beets, kale, cilantro, potatoes, pumpkins are up. The green lettuce mix is looking good and I will start to pick that this week. Also planning to move my row net to the beet rows just to make sure they will be safe. So far I have not noticed any evidence that a bunny has been in the garden.
The herbs from Lorri are looking great- the small planter in front with the Thyme and Oregano is growing , it looks good. I trimmed the Sage bush some more, I trimmed it in early spring but was not sure how much to trim, but there was a lot of new growth so I trimmed up the long stems to a more reasonable length. I will know now for next year that I can cut back farther then I did this year. The wooden herb planter on deck is doing well also, the lemon Basil looked really sad for several days but is doing well now, so it was just in shock from being moved from it's safe pot to this bigger area. Can't wait to make recipe that calls for fresh basil !! And I have a couple of experiments that do need it .
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Also Nikoles mom Lorri has a green house and has produced " beautiful huge tomato" plants , and I was lucky to get some , plus basil, lemon basil, parsley , yellow squash. My garden is complete now, can't wait to have tomatoes to eat , can for use in the winter, salsa. But I know I will need to wait till July/ Aug. I had bought tomato plants at a local green house , they were ok but no where near as nice as Lorri's. My store bought ones are in the back ground with 1/2 gallon milk containers on them.
Also planted Wild Ginger that Brad found at St Paul's farmers market. I love wild ginger , a very pretty green forest wild flower. Needless to say I am going to be busy the next several weeks watering all of my plants at least daily.
So appreciative of my kids Nikole, Brad, A-Lisa and Richard Thank you to all of you .