I know others have had it much worse than us, weather wise. Ours has been bad enough, and I empathize with those who have had to deal with, and even survive, extreme weather conditions of all kinds. I am just glad that all my garden friends are safe and alive.
That said, I just want to spit! We had a very extended period of very cold and very wet weather that should have been spring. As a result, even the cool weather vegetables had a very hard time trying to germinate, grow and survive. Now we have gone directly from cold and wet to hot, muggy and humid. Our backyard feels like one huge greenhouse – but without the roof!
On a brighter note – The Rhubarb has taken off like crazy. I harvested 7 of the largest stalks today. The leaves were gigundo measuring over two feet wide. I made Rhubarb-Strawberry Crisp today, and the rest was chopped and into the freezer it went. Not my own Strawberries yet, of course, but it looks like we are going to have a bumper crop. Yum!
The Tomatoes were planted out last weekend and the Peppers planted out yesterday. Separate journals for those.
We’ll see how the weather treats us for the rest of the season. I’m thinking of maybe trying some indoor starts for the cool season crops and planting them out about September. If not I’m really gonna miss my fresh peas!
Rheum rhabarbarum - Rhubarb Ripening
Spinacia oleracea - Spinach Harvesting
Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)
Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)
Spinacia oleracea - Spinach Bolting
Lactuca sativa - Lettuce 'Little Gem' Showing True Leaves
Lactuca sativa var. longifolia
Rheum rhabarbarum - Rhubarb Harvesting
Fragaria x ananassa - Strawberry - "Sequoia" Setting Fruit
Fragaria x ananassa