Gardener’s Update for May 27, 2014.
While I’ve been busily not blogging, I have been busy prepping and planting (and bike riding and cleaning).
Having free time doesn’t mean it’s all dedicated to the garden. I have taken up a new health challenge at work which means actively riding my bike more frequently (just did 17.75 miles yesterday). Much like with the garden, the weather has not been very conducive to bike riding until recently. With the memorial day weekend, temperatures have risen to almost too warm, which is good for gardening and biking. To be fair, my time has been divided between spring cleaning, gardening, and biking. so, I have not been ignoring the garden you see.
My girlfriend Chelsea and I have been working hard. All beds are turned over and weeded. Tomatoes of 4 varieties have been planted. Cucumber is climbing it’s netting. Lettuces are sprouting (I know, very late) as is swiss chard (also very late). Herbs are in the ground and not looking any worse for the transplant. Not looking any better either. My old potatoes which I would recycle for next season didn’t make it this year so I got some starter potatoes which are growing like gangbusters.
The remaining bed is awaiting the arrival of carrot and beet seeds. Yes people, I know this is all very late. Get off my back. I am fine with any of my plants being ready whenever they feel like it. I look forward to enjoying them all whenever.
On the other side of the house there is a lot going on as well. My mother has decided to plant some bushes and hostas to fill in a bit. It is really starting to look nice. We will be ordering a cubic yard of mulch and indulging in lots of weed control, something I have been meaning to do for years.