Tuesday, May 4, 2010

In the Garden...

...are lots of weeds. I can't keep up with it. On top of the on-going morning glory problem, clover has decided to take over my garden. Oh yeah and then there is the dandelion and thistle. Even if I had the time to weed everyday I'm not sure I could take on this massive problem. I need a goat or sheep to devour it all.
So we have expanded the garden. More space for more produce (more weeds too). So far I have in the garden lettuce, spinach, carrots, leeks, beets, potatoes, garlic, peas, cabbage and cauliflower. Things aren't looking good for my carrots, peas, cabbage or cauliflower. Things have been weird here; weather-wise. I just don't think they are getting enough sun and warmth. It has been weirdly windy and kinda grey. My cabbage and cauliflower were really leggy and then fell over. Some of it has been eaten by slugs and the rest has been stomped on my crows stealing the twine from garden for their nest (grrrrrr!). I have absolutely no idea why my carrots are doing nothing! I did exactly as the package said to, I waited until April, I added some of that lovely leaf rot, water and I get nothing. This could be an on-going problem for me; things are just not happy in my garden this year.
In the green house we have strawberries, chilis, onions, scallions, broccoli, pumpkin, squash, scallopini, zucchini, watermelon, tomatoes, asparagus, spinach and mustard greens. Most things are doing well, I gave everything fertilizer yesterday because things were getting kind of on the yellow side. I have high hopes for the greenhouse this year.
Aside from all the veggies, I planted more flowers this year to encourage bees. I planted wildflower blends, sunflowers, candy-tuft, geraniums, roses and there are some nasturtiums in the garden that seeded themselves last year.
Anyways, there is a long update. I'll post pictures as soon as there is something to take a picture of. Happy Gardening!

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