Sunday, May 16, 2010

Garden Update

The black-eyed peas I planted last week all seem to have decided that today was the day to sprout.

The corn rows are coming up nicely, still punctuated by the lettuce I decided not to disturb. We had our first meal of salad greens on Friday night from the larger bed. A few ounces of lettuce and three radishes so far...

Here's the beginning of this fall's pumpkins. The cucumbers and other squash are all about this size.

Strawberries by June 1? I like having a strawberry bed that gets some full sun!

The basil seedlings got transplanted today. I hope they make it. The tomatoes that I grew are pretty sad. I transplanted them but I'll probably have to buy some starts. A few cabbage made it. I'm going to direct sow some more cabbage seeds. Looks like I'll also need to get an eggplant (one seems to have made it), a couple of peppers (one's currently alive), onion sets and some broccoli, cauliflower, and celery. I think I'll get better at proper hardening off with more practice.

The lupines are getting even prettier. The bumblebees love them. I think we must have a hive nearby. Q suspects its under the back patio pad. Speaking of bees, ours have been going crazy in the last few days of warm weather. Maybe we can even add a honey super in a couple of weeks! We're going to do a check next weekend.

The cedars are getting taken down tomorrow. It will be so nice to have a shot at growing things back there.

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