We’ve had about six inches of rain in the last week, at least two yesterday. Whew! The only word to use for the garden is “burgeoning!”
For regular followers of my blues Blog, you remember what my raised beds looked like last fall. They were in development!
Today, they look like this:
A bit of soil, a few seeds or seedlings and boom! Groceries.
At least we hope so. I’m a little worried about my blueberries. Something is eating at the leaves. If anyone knows what to spray them with, please leave a comment!
But my beets, which I’ve worried over incessantly, have produced a first baby crop.
For some reason, my nice straight row of beets turned into a clump. I thinned them out, but I don’t think I was ruthless enough. Today, I pulled the ones that had pushed their way above ground. I hope that gives the remaining beets more room to grow. Dinner tonight? Baby roasted beets. Yum.
I’ve also worried about my Delicata squash. They’ve produced huge plants and humongous leaves, but no flowers. Today, I found several lovely squash blossoms under the leaves.
And finally, my bit of whimsy in the garden. I had no room for beans. I found some hanging frog planters at the Dollar Store, hung them on my fence and threw in some bean seeds. I didn’t think I’d get anything, but look!
Maybe I’ll actually grow some beans!
And the plus of it all? I haven’t had to haul hose for a week. Thank you Mother Nature.