Great news in the garden this past week: it rained! Friday night we got 1.2 inches of rain, and my plants are so happy. In fact, it was just what my newly planted seeds needed to poke through the earth. I’ve got different lettuces, spinach, carrots, beets, watercress, onions, and garlic sprouting now. I just planted the garlic, onions, and spinach 10 days ago, too. I love seeing new things growing in my garden, especially this time of year.
This was an incredible weekend of harvesting.
I harvested my first Henderson lima beans:
The vine my biggest red watermelon was attached to shriveled up, so it was time to harvest the watermelon – along with a bit of lettuce and string beans.
IN THE GARDEN:
With the cooler night time temperatures, the leaves on my pepper plants are starting to turn yellow. But I still have peppers growing. Let’s see how long I can harvest them!
The first planting of my Early Wonder beets are almost ready to harvest, and the second planting has sprouted.
Easter egg radishes are bulbing up.
The buttercrunch lettuce seedlings seem to like the cooler weather.
I planted more watercress (as only a couple of seeds sprouted the first time). I have quite a few seedlings now.
I love seeing my garlic come up.
My cover crop actually looks like clover now.
I also went to our tri-county fair this weekend. The first place I went was the Creative Arts building to see if my four entries in the home canning competition won any ribbons. Come back on Wednesday to find out! 🙂