Wednesday, May 11, 2011
garden happenings this week
like heather, i like to keep a gardening journal. it's a practice i started when i first began gardening five years ago (i think i got the idea from you grow girl, which is coincidentally by the same author as grow great grub, which natalie wrote about yesterday). i'm so glad i got into this habit right away and have stuck with it through the years. to be honest, i've noticed that my note-taking gets steadily less detailed and more infrequent as the season progresses, but that's okay (for example, last year i noted when the lilac first bloomed in the spring, but neglected to note how many garlic cloves i planted and what types were planted where in the fall, oops!)
anyways, it's been a busy week, so i thought i'd just share some of the happenings from my garden this week:
may 2: radishes are sprouting, and a little bit of the arugula too. still no carrots though. the bees came yesterday and the hiving was very successful-can't wait! must sprout potatoes.
may 8: planted onions-2 containers and some in the ground in between the garlic and arugula. about 30 yellow onions, i think. thinned out the radishes. arugula, lettuce and peas are sprouting, and i think the carrots are finally coming up too. first farmers market! i bought some herbs-thyme, rosemary, and sage. started hardening off seedlings and repotted the tomatoes into bigger pots. all potatoes were sprouting even though i never took them out of the box. bought supplies to build potato towers.
may 11: seedlings have been outside for 3 nights now-still on the porch. i need to move them into the sun. thinned arugula and added string to the pea trellises so they can climb. cut up potatoes this morning, so hopefully i can plant the towers tomorrow. it's been really hot yesterday and today (almost 90!) and humid and rainy. bees are doing well- chris came by monday, the queens are alive (with eggs) in both hives.
what's happening in your garden these days?