The garden is loving this warm May weather! Most everything is growing so big. And some plants have finally germinated!
The mustard grew about a foot seemingly overnight and now has flower buds on it. Which is fine since I want seeds from it.
The peanuts don’t seem to have been hurt by being pulled up by the neighbor’s chickens and then replanted. In fact, I’m going to have to thin this out. I’ve read you only need one plant per square foot. So there are now too many in this space. I hate thinning out plants–feels a bit like murder to me. But gotta do it.
The lettuces are getting big. After taking this picture I cut some for making salad for dinner tonight.
I’m mounding soil around the potatoes as they grow. Next year I’m going to build potato boxes and not grow them in the garden bed.
My beets don’t seem to be doing too good. I’m hoping that now that the mesh is up, whatever was getting it will stop.
Not showing in the photos are the celery, cucumber, strawberry, and spearmint seedlings. I’ve been trying since January (indoors) to get most of those to germinate. I guess maybe my soil wasn’t warm enough. Next year I think I’ll put a warmer under my seed starting trays.