Friday, June 8, 2012

It does this every year. We have a couple of nice, warm days in early May that lull us into a sense of "false summertime". Then we get hit with lots of rain and chilly breezes in late May and early June. Long about June 15th or so the faucet flips off and summer begins. If you don't have your garden spot worked and planted, you're out of luck. Our growing season is so short that if you don't plant by end of May/ very beginning of June, there's just not enough time for the plants to produce vegetables before the first freeze.

So here we are again, June 8, with the garden completely planted.....almost.

Yesterday it was 33 degrees on my front porch! 33! Brrrrr. But we got out there and finished up the planting after the soil warmed up a bit. We just have a couple more rows of potatoes to put in and several miscellaneous things like Brussels sprouts, a few more cabbage and some cauliflower plants. The bulk of these staples have already found their place in the garden. I just have a few left over plants to find space for. The garden always starts off looking nice and neat with smart, clean rows. But ends up looking like a smorgasbord because I'm forever tucking extra plantlings here and there. (Example: not enough celery to make a row? that's OK.....just plop a pepper plant in there....)

Anywhoo- the bulk of the garden is done. It just has to stop raining so that the sun and warmth can work it's magic.

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