The horrible truth is that I haven’t done much of anything in the garden during the past two weeks. I hastily rushed out to get some photos before dark Friday evening after spending the day away from home. Intruder joined me of course.
I think it’s time to mow between the beds, pull some weeds, and get my tomatoes transplanted. Maybe we will just mow in the places where there isn’t any white clover blooming. We haven’t cut our yard yet this year either. I want to move away from much mowing, but the kids need a place to kick the soccer ball I guess.
I need to add more straw to my potato beds, you can see the plants poking through now.
Nigella will be blooming any day now. Having flowers reseed in the garden is causing problems for me. They come up in inconvenient places, but I can’t make myself pull them. Eventually the nigella, cosmos, and zinnias will take over I guess.
Here are my scanty and partially fabricated notes:
April 20, 2012: Potatoes up (but really, I just made that date up.)
April 23, 2012: picked spinach leaves for smoothies
April 24, 2012: picked spinach to make Julia Child’s creamed spinach. I didn’t like it. I think Larkspur did.
April 27, 2012: beets are up, time to thin them. peas look pitiful. a red strawberry here and there. If Silas sees me pick one, he squeals and I have to give it to him. Of course I don’t mind.
I sure hope all of you are doing better than I am.