Monday, June 10, 2013

Garden - May

 Things are starting to pop up in the garden.  I have been harvesting spinach and rhubarb.

Also coming along is lettuce, arugula and radishes.

I transplanted my pole beans, cucumbers that I had started.  After a mishap in hardening my tomatoes I ended up buying some along with green peppers and jalapenos. 

Everything was looking good until this happened.

 A week of COLD, rainy weather.  The wind was incredibly fierce and one day it hailed for almost a half hour.  My cucumbers and beans look horrible.  They are turning yellow look sad.

The tomatoes look kinda wilty too.

I haven't tested the soil. but I'm pretty sure that I have a potassium deficiency.  

The leaves are curling up and have purple veins.  Some of the edges are turning brown and kinda crispy.  The cold weather just won't allow the ground to warm up. 

I really hope they pull out of it.  If they don't improve within the week I'm going to add some potash to the soil.  Epsom salt mixed with water helped give them a boost, so we'll see how that goes.


  1. Hi Christine,
    Happy belated birthday. I look forward to your posts and all the work you're doing on your little homestead. Perhaps you remember me asking about your stove. I just received mine this week. I'm wondering if you can answer a question for me. It appears the corners of the stove, at the edge of the cook top curl up a bit... At first we thought they might be damaged but were told this is the normal 'decorative' pattern for this stove. I'm wondering if your stove does this as well. Thanks again for the help.

  2. I hope your garden perks up!
    It is so hot here that the lettuce and spinach are done until fall.

  3. Our garden here in Northeast Kansas was very slow to get going too, this spring.... I just went out and picked a bowl of snap peas, that I should have been picking a month ago!


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