Well folks, the weather here has turned up at last, June 3rd, and we nearly hit 80 today. I made sure to get out and water deeply every bed, and I noticed that things are starting to come along nicely. The pole beans are popping up (peeking I call it, when they aren't fully out, but bending to get out into the open...) the arrugala has sprouted, and the carrots are finally on the way.
I ended up with 4 asparagus, heck they didn't know they were late. And I have Cantaloupe peeking from the mounds I planted them in.
The tomatoes are all in flower, as are the red bell pepper plants. The Peas are about 6 inches high now, and found the string on the trellis'. And the broccoli and cauliflower are taking off, now that warmer weather is around.
The biggest thing that I noticed was that I needed to do some serious weeding. So I worked on the lettuce/spinach bed, and found that the beets, and swiss chard succumbed to the weeds, and were wiped out. But Kale managed to survive, and is growing strongly. I replanted beets in the cleared out area, and hope they will work out (my faith in nature is being restored slowly....)
Now in my weeding, I found 7 Japanese Maple starts (from the mid size tree in my garden area...) and I put those in a pot and watered them...they will go nicely with the 5 Golden Chain Laburnum starts I have from last year. Saving these up, with an eye to selling them...who says nursery's should have all the fun.
Well, it was such a wonderful day, and I was having so much fun, that I plumb forgot to break out the camera, so no photos today. Sorry.
I will try to remember my camera tomorrow and Sunday, as I will spend both days at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup! I have subscribed to that magazine for years, and now get to attend the festival. I will get to see a Hero of mine, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, and listen to his lecture. While I will never be to that level of farming, I hope to do what I can where I am at.