Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 5/4/15

It’s May, three weeks after planting, and I don’t think my plants are as big as they should be. Yet, my radishes, chard, and lettuce are growing just fine. Hmm…cool weather crops doing well, hot weather crops just hanging in there. Factor in that our nights have been in the low 50s on a regular basis this week (with the other night reaching a low of 47!), and I think the mystery is solved. More normal, warmer weather is on the way, so I should have more to share with you soon. Meanwhile, enjoy! This week’s garden photos!

Wildflowers or Weeds?

The other day, I read an interesting blog article about edible weeds in the garden. Although I was unsure if I’d eat the weeds in my garden, the article did cause me to take a closer look at what was actually growing in my yard. I was surprised at the diversity of flowers I have growing and took pictures to see if I could identify them all. Four hours of Google-searching later, I think I figured them out. Here’s what I found!