I can’t believe I went the whole month of April without writing. It isn’t as though I wasn’t in the garden! Both the Plot Against Hunger garden and my own garden have been planted. Seeds have been slow to come up because the weather has been inconsistently warm. I may go out on a warm weekend and plant, but then it … snows.
It’s finally stopped threatening to freeze, so I took my cold frame from the garden. Then I planted cucumber, bean and okra seeds. The beans are once more protected by an enclosure so the rabbits won’t eat the seedlings.
I also planted tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings. The radishes and lettuces I planted in early April have managed to come up. I look forward to harvesting them soon, and hope to have a new crop of chard. I also planted two kinds of kale—the blue Russian and the lacianato. Onions, carrots, garlic and potatoes are also in the mix.
This is also the time when I get a riot of flowers. The bees were feasting on my columbine this week and the irises look about ready to burst forth. The love in a mist will follow them and then I won’t have so much in the way of blossoms until the roses come out—and given the temperatures we’ve had, they may wait until June!