Friday, May 8, 2015

Salad Days

A tasty part of tonight's supper.
I went out early this morning to harvest lettuce for our lunchboxes, and again after work for our supper. When I went out in the early dark, the air was heavily perfumed with honeysuckle. This evening, the fragrance was less pronounced, but it was there -- glorious.

In the garden, lettuces are looking great, we still have radishes to pull, and there are a few green onions remaining.

Future supper ingredients.
 The peas are looking ever more promising, too. Pods are are hanging on the lower sections of the vines, while the tops of the plants are still covered in blossoms. 

The garden definitely is saying "Spring!", but the weather is finally starting to say "Summer!"

Last weekend, the rain had stopped and the temperatures had warmed, and I finally was able to get more of the summer crops planted. Some were transplants that I had started inside, but most were planted as seeds.

The transplants were way past ready for the garden!
Happy pollinator in a sage blossom.
So far, for the summer garden, there are tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and tomatillos set out as transplants. Bush beans, both green and wax, were planted a three weeks back in the cool and wet, and they are showing the first flower buds.

Seeds of cucumbers, zucchini, melons, parching corn, sunflowers, borage, zinnias were planted last weekend. I have some basil seedlings ready to transplant this weekend, and the sweet potato slips will be ready to plant in two or three more weeks.

Melon seed was sown last week!
This is a great time of year to be a gardener! It is busy; there is food to harvest, and there is the promise of good-food-to-come.

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