End of May

We finally have received a little rain the past two days.  Although the total was just under an inch it was a welcome deposit.  I’ve been putting water on the garden every other day.  Moving from one area to the other trying to get a decent soaking on the beds.  We laid down some straw around the Cherokee Purples and the Mortgage Lifters.

I cleaned out the hen house placing the bedding in between the tomatoes, putting more straw on top.  The pole beans are beginning to complete the arch.  It won’t take but a couple more days before they close out the top.

The sweet corn is coming along nicely.  I had my doubts that the germination rate would have been very good considering that the seed was three years old.  There are some gaps in the rows but not anything that really had me concerned.

The Brandywines are looking real strong compared to their condition when they went in.  I had neglected the flats and they were not very happy campers.  The beets were the last of the pack from 2009.  It’s nice to get the last of the old seed out of the box and in the ground.

All the potatoes are doing well.

We still have several beds that we’re working into this seasons rotation.

This lettuce mix from Baker Creek is beautiful!

The season of the purple fingers is soon to be upon us.

I just pruned back some of the growth that was laying on the walk in the greenhouse.  There are quite a few small fruit on these guys.

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6 Comments

  1. Ed said,

    June 1, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Wow! I see a garden fit to feed a small army!By the way, thanks for splitting that last rainfall. We got 0.7" out of it. As insurance that we get some of it, I went outside and spent a couple hours watering all the flower beds and garden the night before. The only think I didn't do was wash the cars.

  2. Woody said,

    June 2, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Ed…So happy to split the rain with you. We left the clothes on the line to tempt out rainfall.

  3. karl said,

    June 3, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    lovely…

  4. Woody said,

    June 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Thanks Karl!

  5. Leigh said,

    June 4, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    Your garden is absolutely amazing! Mine's pretty pathetic. Probably shouldn't have even bothered with a kitchen remodel in progress.

  6. Woody said,

    June 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Leigh…Thanks. It seems we always have our hands full. I'm just giddy that I can manage to keep a few balls in the air at once.


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