May 5, 2014
Another round of storms came through the area in the middle of this week. I managed to get more kale, lettuce, beets, and carrots planted before the storm. I went ahead and uncovered the sweet potatoes so they could get a good soaking and covered them back up when it was all over.
The storms were not as bad as last week’s…we were not hit with the tornadoes or flooding that others had to endure.
- Beans (pole, black, pinto, and bush/snap)(pinto)(bush beans are just starting to sprout) (bush beans)(pole beans surrounded by a *tiny* sprout of corn)
- Blue Potatoes
- Potatoes planted last fall
- Corn (shown in the pole bean picture)
- Peas are beginning to flower!
- Lettuce is teasing me that harvest time is around the bend
- Sweet potato experiment seems to be working!!!(as soon as the slips get 6-9 inches long, I can knick them off and plant in my sweet potato patch…theoretically…we’ll see! 🙂 )
Potatoes (Red & Gold) are looking good!Blueberries are doing well (do not seem to be affected by the late frosts we had in April) After one round of storms, I noticed our leaning apple tree was leaning more and more. The wet ground was not holding it up! My husband staked it before the last round of storms. It looks like a new tree!(before) (after)
The strawberry plants are staying healthy and flowering all over the place but we are staying diligent in pinching off the flowers so the plants have a chance to get well-established before putting energy into making fruit. In the meantime, we went strawberry picking to stock up on our yearly supply! We try to eat them only in season so when they are in season, we EAT them!!! We went twice and got about 62lbs in total. I froze most of them & I make and freeze jam as we need it. We also ate plenty of strawberries fresh!Please tell me you are harvesting! As a matter of fact, tell everyone!…over at Daphne’s Dandelions 🙂
P.S. Happy 100th blog post to me 😉