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Sunday, May 31, 2009

time to get warm!

It's May 31.
Who do I need to speak to about this weather? It's chilly out there this morning, my friends.

Thought I'd give you a garden update. Because I know how deeply you care. (Remember, on this blog, we pretend to care about my garden, just out of courtesy. It's awfully nice of you to go along with that.)

  • green beans
  • yellow beans
  • strawberries
  • rhubarb
  • tomatoes
  • watermelon
  • lettuce
  • fancy lettuce
  • spinach
  • more ivy
  • more moss
  • various flowers in various pots and hanging baskets


  • A houseplant that does well in the shade outside. Don't know it's name.
  • hens and chicks (I'm really learning to love those things; they need no attention at all and happily spread wherever you ask them to.)
  • oregano
  • blackberry bush


I have also trellised, hoed, dug, weeded, trimmed, lopped, bundled and collected rain water. And stared. I stare at dirt a lot at this time of year, willing seeds to sprout.

And I'm a little concerned that last night's storm - spectacular as it was - may have overwhelmed and drowned a few tender seeds that were only planted a few hours before it rolled in.

Still. A spectacular storm is not a bad trade-off for spinach.


vjc said...

Maybe we could trade? A little of your rain for a little of our sun?

I have 10 bean plants up, four cucumbers, two peas, 5 tomatoes (bought them), 2 peppers (bought) and am waiting on the radishes, snow peas, lettuce and carrots. And they're all looking a little sullen with the heat.

Not crazy enough to try spinach though. And the earwigs are giving the hollyhocks and verbena a run for my money.

It's always something, isn't it?

Patti said...

I've never tried spinach. But a friend gave me seeds, so I thought I'd give it a go.

We shall see!

Sadly, I can't harvest the rhubarb in the 1st year, so can't bake Grandma's Rhubarb Custard Pie until next year. :(