It wasn’t the prettiest thing in the neighborhood and I had quite a few “is this chick crazy” looks, but you guys understand. The weather is finally staying pretty warm and last night was the first night that I kept the cover off. Everything is coming right along.
The borage is growing.
I’ve read that they get fairly big needing 12-inch spacing. And since I have five in one square foot I’m sure I’ll end up transplanting some of them. The leaves, which taste like cucumbers, can be used in a salad, the flowers are a butterfly attractant, and borage tisane (tea) is good for your mood. I likes that.
The bush beans are growing (no actual beans yet, though).
A couple of them have flowers starting to come on.
This is the Egyptian Walking Onions. Pretty soon onion bulblets will start developing on the top.
I got them last year from my aunt and forgot to plant them. They stayed in a plastic bag outside the whole winter, and when I planted the first bed with the “hoop house” (3-15-09) is when they went in the ground. They can take a licking and keep on ticking.
Here’s where I planted a yellow squash and a volunteer potato popped up right next to it. I haven’t decided which one, if either, I’ll pull.
My spinach (front row, second from the left) is growing, but slowly. All the tomatoes have a globe basil planted in the same square (forgot to take a picture).
I was thinking of harvesting all of the garlic chives since they’ve started flowering, but I threw the petals onto a salad and they’re pretty good. But this is what really changed my mind…
Whatever it was this little fella was looking for in this garlic chive blossom must have been good to him. He stayed around long enough for me to take four pictures (with a low batter in the camera, so it took a little longer for me to be able to get to the next shot).
The next few things to do will be to…
- remove the PVC pipes and put in stakes for the tomatoes
- figure out where I want to put the watermelon and canteloupe
- figure out where I want to put the pole beans
- plant more cucumbers
- find a better location for the raspberry containers
- separate the blackberry canes
- figure out where I want to put the asparagus
- empty out the big black composter to use to grow sweet potatoes
- fill up some of the extra pots to grow something edible in them
But…before I can do all that, there are a few work-related things I’ve got to get done, so I’ll be MIA for a few days.
That’s it for now.