Monday, May 2, 2011
Garden is a growin'
Well, the dirt under my nails is getting harder to remove. But that's ok with me. It's gardening season. There's no doubt I started a little early this year, but can you blame me after the awful winter we had? I needed to see green and growing as quickly as possibly. What have you planted so far? It's May 1, can you believe it?
So far, the following items have found a home in my rectangle plot of earth: leeks, lettuce (3 kinds), butternut squash, zuchinni, yellow squash, hot peppers, bell peppers, potatoes, cauliflower, brocolli, corn, mint, and cucumbers. A couple of things I put in died - due to a late frost - they were companion flower - marigolds.
I still plan to plant sunflowers, lavender, and some other flora.
The plum tree, interestingly enough, bloomed in two different colors this spring revealing the fact that there was a different variety spiked in there. We get so many plums, that I never noticed, I guess.
So, main issues on a newly planted garden? Keeping it watered, watching out for cold nights and starting the weeding routine so that nothing gets out of hand. Did I mention I have a crazy amount of Jerusalem Artichokes and the huge bush of rhubarb? The garden needs nurturing now, a close eye, maybe even a little conversation or two. "Come on little buddies! Grow!"
In this uncertain time around the world, I want you to know, you can count on something. The sun will rise, the plants will grow, you will get food from the ground, and... the weeds are already planning their next attack. ;)