Apr 12, 2012
The cold is back, and supposed to hang around until this weekend, but come Saturday it's game time for those seedlings, rain or shine, cold or hot! Lows should climb to the mid 50's on Saturday so I'm hoping won't have to worry about freezing those poor seedlings after tomorrow night.
Speaking of, they are in bad need of planting, like two weeks ago! I checked the calendars from years past and sure enough this is unseasonably cold at night right now, I usually have them in by April 6th.
I start them later every year, and note to self, I will not start them until March in 2013!
With the cold and wind, I have no real progress to blog about so here are some photos I shot yesterday of what is going on in the garden right now...
I don't remember planting these, but I must have LOL!
Lettuces and Turnips, with some tiny invisible Scallions growing in the middle of the bed...
Bad News of the day yesterday -NO PEAS this spring!!! Below, this bed was packed with 4 rows of seedlings about 2 inches high last week and now all that is left are big "Vole Holes" and random Lamb's Quarter that has creeped in. The bright side is that now I don't have to anxiously wait until the pea vines stop producing to have the bed for summer squashes LOL... there's always fall to try again :( Fair warning, I have NEVER seen so many voles in my life already this season, it's not going to be pretty this year...
Cascade Hops are growing inches a day it seems since they popped out of the ground -
Look at these mounds of mums already! Looks like I'm going to have to cut them back in June to prevent them from budding too soon. My "Ditch Lilies" are self spreading pretty well in this area under the Crepe Myrtle trees. I'm sure I'll regret putting them there some day but for now I'm just hoping they will help choke out the other weeds :)
Speaking of weeds... couldn't grow these Johnny Jump-Ups worth a darn in the pots I planted them in last year, but whaddaya know, they seemed to have migrated here by themselves - these little rogue "weeds" I will let stay!
Unbelieveable... I had petunias winter over in this pot?!
Just plain P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C. -
Using up the last jar of 2011's dried tomatoes in hummus -
The exciting event of the day is...
The starter is ALIVE! Sourdough soon hopefully :)