Friday, May 10, 2013

Garden

I'm hoping that this nice weather is here to stay.  Before the last several snows, I had planted spinach, lettuce, radishes, carrots, broccoli, onions, potatoes, and peas.  As of three days ago (when I took these pictures), everything is poking through the soil.

Spinach

This Spring has left me frustrated and wanting a greenhouse more than ever.  For whatever reason my seedlings (the ones that actually sprouted) are growing too slowly.  It's probably because they aren't warm enough.  I have a feeling that I'm going to have to buy my tomatoes and peppers.

I get garden envy when I see gardens that are lush and full of green, while mine is only starting.

I promise there's lettuce growing there.

It's times like this when I start to question myself.  Is it me?  Why does everything I do have to be a struggle while others make it look so easy.  My winter seed sowing for example was a complete failure.  Everything I read made it sound so simple and fool proof.   Well not for me.  I'm still not sure what went wrong.  Too dry maybe?

Ignore me while I vent to myself.

On a positive note my rhubarb is back and a friend gave me five more plants to add.



I passed some rhubarb in the grocery store and my mouth watered.  Soon I tell myself... soon.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I hear you on the green house thoughts!
    I got a late start on my seedlings...with our lasting cool temps (last week, the 1st of May we had temps in the upper 30's) not normal this time of year for Texas!!! It is frustrating. I have only INCH high tomato plants, while I see others with tomatoes ripening by the baskets full!
    We lost our potatoes to a late freeze...and I didn't cover. Fortunately, the plants bounced right back. We'll see if that is a good thing when we get ready to dig them up!
    Everything else...is tiny. We've harvested broccoli- that's it. But with the temps the way they've been, we've also taken to eating the broccoli flowers! Hot and Cold... it is wreaking havoc on my gardening nerves!
    Hang in there... maybe you'll get some yield anyway!

    Pat

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