How Does the Garden Grow?6:00 AM
Slowly. Back in April when we should have been turning the dirt (heavy clay soil) and getting ready to plant, it snowed once a week and was unseasonably cold. And that was when I was at home. When I was at work it would warm up and be reasonably nice, but not nice enough to dry out the garden so we could till it.
Along came May and I hadn't planted a thing. Then I had should surgery and was laid up in a sling for a week. I have been taking it slowly in the planting not wanting to overdue the stress on my shoulder (which I have done pretty much daily anyway), so some things are coming up faster than others. On the far left of the picture are my radishes. There are French Breakfast- favorites around here, some Easter Egg type of radish and White Icicle. What isn't coming up very well are the carrots, kale and red onions. The spinach is half heartedly coming up and so is the lettuce.
I have this sprinkler hose (the black one) that you can add sprinkler heads to it where ever it suits. I loved it the first year I had it. But despise it even more each year I've used it. The sprinkler heads get clogged very easily and don't spray in any fashion. In fact the majority of them just drip into a puddle under the stake. I do have one of those older green hoses with the holes in them that spray every which way. On my to do list this week is to bite the bullet and just buy a new soaker hose.
I must be patient. It's hard.