The weather is warming and the plants are loving it. Now is the perfect time to get out there and start getting plants in the ground. It is a beautiful time of year. Here are some snippets of what is going on around our little homestead.
My radishes need thinning.
The lavender is blooming.
It seems that I planted my broccoli too late in the season. The broccoli heads are coming in now and are so tiny. Better luck next fall. It was a stretch, since we moved to the house at the end of November and didn't get the beds ready until January, but at least I tried!
Now that my tomatoes are free from their wall o waters, it is time to trim some of the lower leaves. It is important to keep as much foliage off the dirt as possible to prevent disease.
Sad time for beans. As you can see in the picture, nothing came up. I think I may have planted them a week or two too early and the ground wasn't warm enough for them to sprout quickly. After I realized that nothing was coming up, I dug in the ground and had a hard time finding a seed. When I finally did, it was only the shell of the bean and the inside was being eaten by a tiny white worm.
Seedlings are sprouting like crazy in the cold frame. A lot of the ones planted are beans, to combat the problem in the previous picture. I also have some squash and cucumbers coming up. Exciting times!