Well my friends, here in New England we have just experienced—with possibly more to come—off-and-on days of rain of nearly Arkian proportions. Things are greener and greener, though we haven’t had quite enough sun yet to see the massive growth spurts I’m sure we will.
My garden’s still a little wind-blown and haggard, but I wanted to give you an update.
Late in May I transplanted some rosemary and thyme from last year (not to reference a silly British show or anything), a purchased basil seedling, and my fledgling, home-grown seedlings of Swiss chard and cherry tomato.
Later, I planted oregano and little finger carrot seeds into the ground. The other day, after finally admitting those home-grown seedlings weren’t going to make it, I planted Swiss chard, cherry tomato, spinach, and arugula seeds into the ground.
We also got some gifts of cilantro and basil plants that went into the ground.
And now, for pretty (and not so pretty) pictures…
This is some mesclun leftover from last year. I thought I’d dug it all up over the winter, not realizing it was a perennial. A nice surprise. It’s not a lot, but we’re not big salad eaters so that’s just fine.
Garlic and pepper plants:
Kale, with some bird damage:
Tomato (big beef and brandywine) plants, doing very well:
My lone sage plant, after being pecked at by birds (not to reference another British show or anything), is making a comeback:
Last year’s chives:
More amateur gardening posts
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