I spent about 6 days in the city looking about as excited as Elaine with her rubber pencil, daydreaming about the garden. I couldn’t wait to get back home! We got a few solid days of rain, and boy did it make the plants happy. I came home to find the garden looking like this:
^ Soy beans
^ Strawberries already!
^ Flowering wisteria
^ The enclosure and the levels are filling up
^ Cucumber, zucchini and squash starters that need to go into the ground soon
^ The basil has been transferred to a pot to keep them from drying out, and those tomato plants were just seedlings only a few weeks ago!
^ Butter lettuce waiting eagerly for it’s shady planter in the garden, and some other wee starters
^ My chai tea obsession provides homes for our chilli pepper seedlings
^ The sun room looks like this now, we need more shelves!
The planters under the lower level windows are slowly growing some flowers
^ Lemon boy tomatoes
^ Kale and broccoli
^ Lemon balm seedlings are growing
^ THE POTATOES. I swear these grew overnight
^ Black currant with calendula
^ Thyme and sage. The sage had a white fungus on it a few days ago, so I picked off the affected leaves and covered them with a glass frame to keep the rain off for a bit. It seems to have solved the problem.
^ WE WILL HAVE MINT FOREVER Part 1
^ WE WILL HAVE MINT FOREVER Part 2
^ Oregano, catnip, raspberries and rhubarb (the rhubarb will likely take over this planter and we will have to move the smaller plants)
^ More strawberries
^ Those chamomile seedlings we thought we had killed in the too-hot sun room are coming back
^ More cilantro
PHEW. It’s going to be a crazy season!