Sunday, June 8, 2014

Gardening part 3- Ready, set, swat, GO

You can just about hear the commentary-


AND they took off from the gate fast, the peas and onions are in the ground- but look- here comes the rain and the gardeners are falling a few lengths behind.  Rounding the curve towards summertime, gardeners are starting to catch up by putting out their beets, potatoes, carrots and greens, but wait, here comes the flock of mosquitos that will drive them into the house early.  But the gardeners won't be defeated, armed with OFF and heavy clothing, they are out there in the back stretch putting in their beans and tomatoes. Rounding the final turn, the cukes and squash are being put in before the rains stop and the deer flys begin!!  It is a race to the finish- the crowd is going wild!!!  It is the gardeners winning by a glove!!

Can you tell I watched the Belmont yesterday??  HAHA

Anyway, it is a race to get the garden in right now, as it seems - finger crossed- that perhaps it won't get so cold as to kill off the plant-life.  We shall see.  Every night, the MA gets out to the garden and plants a little more stuff- tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, greens, beets, carrots, etc etc.  I will be joining the party to do a little volunteering when it comes to weeding, but I am trying to get a handle on the flower gardens.


Things have grown like crazy with the  warm temps and the water that has fallen.  The flower beds have gotten so big, and so have the weeds.  But that is the way it goes!

So for the garden update, ready set GO and plant it all!!   The only limitations is the weather, your available time and your tolerance to mosquitos**.  The weather looks like nice and warm (not hot!) for the days and coolish evenings, which is really awesome for us here and relatively nice for the garden plants.  Occasional rain rounds out a fairly nice outlook for the next 10 days.

Enjoy your summer!!  I know I will!!

**Side note - I read today that because it got warm all of a sudden, ALL OF THE MOSQUITOS hatched at once.  With all the standing water, this was quite a crop. This same article also stated that this should be an average year for mosquitos.  I'll believe it when I see it!

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