Friday, May 1, 2015

Spring Garden Notes, May 1, 2015

My daily routine is to visit the garden in the early morning when we go out to let the chickens out of their yard.  I love the garden in early morning -- everything is usually covered in dew and is so green and alive.
These are the sweet potato slips that I planted in a wire container lined in a heavy contractor's bag.  I punched drain holes in the bottom.  We'll see how they do.

Another shot of the squash haus - still reaching for the top!

 Winter squash

 More winter squash....

 Getting big!

The bees are busy doing their work!

 Still picking snow peas every day, but the plants are starting to suffer from the heat....

 They start to die from the bottom up.  It's getting too hot for them now.  We've picked about 1-1/2 pounds of peas so far.

Today we harvested several of the broccoli heads, and some side shoots.  These are the BEST broccoli we've ever grown here -- starting early really helped.

The "Hot Pink" Swiss Chard that I picked two days ago.  

 Today I picked the very first tomato!!! Whoop!!  The fact that it was a small cherry tomato in no way lessens the joy I had in harvesting the first tomato of the year! Ha!

These will be Mother of Pearl poppies, got the seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds ...

and ... the first Morning Glories have shown their beautiful faces - these are Rose Feathers.

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