Jun 04, 2022

How does my garden grow?

Not very well. The constant winds and cool temps and of course daily rains are not helping. Everything needs heat and sun if at all possible. Even my flowers have barely grown since planted four weeks ago.

The lake had gone down but today was up again because of all the rain yesterday. This was taken when it was going down.

I planted two of my flower pots with an outside circle of portulaca and an inside ring of lettuce with a middle of basil. The basil died because of too much rain water, Colin replaced it today. In the second pot I have cilantro in the middle and it is doing well but three of the portulaca plants have died. Too much rain and wind.

Finally the parsnips are popping up.

The radishes are the only thing doing well. I had to replant the onion seeds a few days ago on June 1st.

Most of these carrots have come up but I filled in the blank spots. These are from a seed tape. But even my two rows of carrots from seeds have only come up 50%.  I replanted those as well.

The peas on the left are doing well but should be ready to eat in a few weeks. Not going to happen. However the Swiss chard and spinach under the mesh only came up 50% and also needed seeds added. We use the mesh box covers to help prevent quail from eating the seeds.

Same lettuce mix that I have in the two round flower pots.

I also had to add more beet seeds.

A few cucumbers seeds have spouted. Sadly on May 30th Colin had to totally replant our three rows of green beans. He dung down with his hands and there was not any sign of any seed having been planted. Very strange. I know that they were planted as I had personally planted two rows myself.

The tomatoes both here and in the pots at home are not growing at all. They seem stunted.  They need sunshine.

A lovely splash of colour in someones small box garden.

Note how Ciela just let her back feet stay flat as she pulled herself up.  So cute.

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “How does my garden grow?”

  1. Mother Nature has not been kind to many gardeners and farmers this year.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your garden.

    It’s about time.

    • contessa says:

      Mother Nature has been distracted by climate effects – caused by us humans. It this the beginning of worse things to come?

  2. Maxx Trails says:

    I didn’t plant vegetables this year just flowers and like you said they need more heat and sun to really start growing.

  3. Pauline Watson says:

    That’s so sad about the veggies not coming up. Hopefully the weather will make take a turn for the sunny and everything will become more balanced.

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