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Friday, 06 May 11

My organic garden is now at full steam ahead. Last weekend I planted the last few tomatoes (I know – like I didn’t have a ton already) and the last seeds of things I wanted to start (like another round of spinach). So far I’ve been able to harvest three batches of some of the tastiest spinach ever (even the stems were tender), plenty of lettuce, and a dozen or so radishes.

Carrots are now 3 inches high. I think I’ll pull a few babies around Memorial Weekend. Many of the tomato plants are budding, Stupice is already blooming.

The past two nights we had a cold front. Evening temps were down in the forties. That seems to be no problem for the tomatoes, they appear to be quite happy and not at all stressed.

The is some kind of critter which keeps burrowing a hole in one raised bed but hasn’t messed with any of the plants. I’m thinking it might be a field mouse family, the burrow is about an inch in diameter. Should I be worried?

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  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    your garden looks great.

    Posted on 06 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • halhurst

    halhurst wrote:

    great work. Happy gardening this summer.
    I would keep an eye on your burrow to see if it’s a veggie eater or not. Put a couple of thinned carrot plants in front of the hole and see if they vanish overnight, as a test. Check for droppings, etc from which an identification can be made.

    Posted on 06 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • Morrigan

    Morrigan wrote:

    Thank you Halhurst :)

    Posted on 06 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • macchick

    macchick wrote:

    Looks like we have a similar setup for our gardens! Looks good, hoping to get some stuff growing this weekend. Stupid weather!

    Posted on 06 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • WolfSilverOak

    WolfSilverOak wrote:

    Yuck, spinach}:P

    I have a chipmunk that likes to burrow in my raised bed out back. Mainly because it’s a safe route away from the dog who’d gladly chase it when she sees it.

    Posted on 07 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

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