Yesterday I went – armed with my umbrella – to see what is happening in my garden. We have really had an unusual spring here in Arkansas. Cooler than usual, and that is very welcome, but also MUCH more rain than usual.
Some of the trees in the driveway are hanging down toward each other with the weight of the water in their leaves, creating almost a canopy through which we drive. It’s no problem for us, but the UPS and FEDEX drivers may say a few ripe words as they make their way up and down again. I’ve also already told you about the amazing results in my garden. For the first time ever I’ve been able to share the veggie wealth with my friends. It’s a delightful thing and I hope to be able to continue. I harvested the very first-ever heads of lettuce I’ve been able to grow, plus all the radishes I planted.
Today I wanted to show you what I found yesterday –
This is the celery end I planted a couple of days ago. It seems to be happy. :0)
This is zucchini squash. I planted several plants because I can process this for zucchini noodles, freeze it, or dehydrate it.
My ‘mystery weed’ turned out to indeed, be spinach! Woo Hooooooo! I have several plants now. :0)
I’ve never had onion tops this tall. They are over my head! I don’t know what this means in terms of the growth of the actual sweet red onions. Only time will tell.
One head lettuce plant. I’ll get leaf lettuce, too, when I harvest the head.
Another head lettuce plant.
More zucchini. You can also see that the broccoli is going to blossom – signaling the end of it.
This is cantaloupe! I have no clue what I’m doing, but the plant seems happy at the moment. I have some plastic ‘bowls’ with legs and lots of drain holes to put under any melon while they grow – assuming I get some. I’m like a kid at Christmas!
The tomato plants on the opposite side of our house are doing fine, too.
It’s raining all day today. The high will only be in the low 60’s. I’m hoping that we can go to the local stores in the coming week to see if there is more we want to try. Otherwise, once I eat my way through a lot of radishes, I’ll plant some more. They can be planted most any time of the year, so I’m hoping I can get at least one more good crop.
I’m planning to get out and weed this week , assuming the weather will cooperate. Looming on the horizon is my husband and I rebuilding our two brick planters which collapsed.
I hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday, too!