Monday, June 6, 2011

The Coldest May on Record

We were out of town the last two weekends, so not much has happened.  Before we left we spent a day getting irrigation set up for everything that might need water.  With our new system and plethora of spigots, we got it to the point where Teri could just turn on every faucet with a hose attached and water everything at the same time.  The carrots were on a timer so they could be watered twice a day.  This prevents the formation of a crust and increases likelihood of germination.  Of course then it rained the entire time we were gone, so no need for any of that water.
Surprisingly enough, the corn germinated--good job Shawn!  So we returned to corn, beans, potatoes, radishes, and cilantro all up!  The greenhouse is now a jungle.  The peppers and eggplant look pretty good, but the tomatoes are leggy and falling over (I forgot to take any photos).  Shawn spent a good chunk of Friday staking them, so no they don't look quite as terrible.  Several are blooming.  All would really like to go into the ground, which requires said ground to dry out.
I had a busy weekend and didn't do anything useful in the garden.  Shawn planted all of the winter squash, gourds, and pumpkins.  He also planted cucumbers the day we got home.  That might mean all of the seeds are covered.  It was supposed to rain like crazy today, but then just showers for the rest of the week, so hopefully the next post will include the news that the plants are in the ground.
Nanking Cherries look good.

Potatoes are up!
Someday there will be peas.

Radishes and lettuce.

Leeks, note beans on the right.

Garlic loves the rain.

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