Thursday, May 14, 2009

Growth Spurts

Blueberry and strawberry blossoms are showing. Lilacs are at their peak. Asparagi have popped up. We're making progress. Most of our plants look healthy. Although it seems some seeds aren't going to work (parsnips), others that seemed doubtful might do OK (peas, salsify). Some of our troubles can be linked to a lack of rain and invasive weeds, but it will still be a bountiful summer.

We planted potatoes last weekend in part of a plot that we thought we might not be able to use. This weekend we're planning to get the remainder of our crops in the ground, including cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, beans, peppers, lemongrass, basils, cilantro and dill. We can't wait to have some homegrown lunches in our yard.

We should also give a shout to the plants that came before us. The previous property owners did some great landscaping. We've seen daffodils, tulips, azaleas, many unidentifiable flowers (gardenias?), and we're going to see some irises soon. And we can't forget the thyme, mint, oregano and sage that came back again. The mint just keeps coming.

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