Monday, May 28, 2012

The Rain is Back

Temperatures rose above 60 degrees for several days and the corn sprouted. Also, intermittent rain has definitely helped everything along, especially the peas and spinach. The temperatures are cooling off a bit for a couple of days and I hope this will allow the spinach to produce before the warmer Summer weather causes the plants to (inevitably) bolt). Also, in the background, the campanula ('Birch's Hybrid') has bloomed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

May Showers??

 Isn't May supposed to have rain showers? So far, this appears to be a record month for lack of rain. I've been trying to get out to the patch ever few days to hose everything down. Over the last week, the temperatures have been 60+ degrees and I'm concerned about the peas and beans (they just sprouted). As the pics show (taken last week), the peas are still struggling along, but are finally showing some new growth. Also, I've been harvesting spinach regularly. The onions are looking great. The calla lily plants are looking good as well. The more developed plant has even produced a bloom.

This Saturday I'm planning on spending some time cleaning up the plot (removing dead foliage, cutting back the tulips) and planting some corn starts. I need to check out Swanson's and pick up some corn as temperatures are warm enough to plant them. And, of course, more weeding. Thatch grass and fireweed is still present throughout the plot.