May 28, 2020

The garden is growing

We had our first warm – almost hot day today and it was great to get outside.  The flea beetle is still infesting the gardens but the soap and water spray is helping a bit.

Sadly the beans that were up have been mostly destroyed. Colin is keeping an eye on them and even spraying twice per day to protect the new seeds about to pop up out of the soil.

Today, after my walk, I planted my second area of Swiss chard and also a second row of carrots.  As you can see on the left, the kale is ready to eat.

The rain over the past few days has been good for the zucchini. We were so surprised to see flowers today. This is the first time we have planted zucchini and we even grew our two plants from seeds.

Can you see that red strawberry? I can hardly wait to taste it. Another first.

Even the cucumbers have flowers. Looks like we will be eating well this summer and fall.

A surprise to me to find this on the camera. Colin gets up earlier than me and saw these two families out for a morning swim today.  The first set of goslings are much smaller than those on the left.

I was sorry to have missed them. We used to see all kinds of water babies but not this year.


So very sad to see this many deaths in the US.


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6 Responses to “The garden is growing”

  1. I am a long way from flowers on my cucumbers but I did spot 2 on my pea plants! Kale seems pretty easy to grow, too bad I don’t like it (I have tried!!). Glad you are going to be able to harvest something this summer

  2. Glad your garden is going to keep you well fed this year.
    Like both the posters but the second is just sad to think about.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  3. Judith says:

    Oh oh. Great looking garden in spite of the awful flea beetles. Glad the water level has been behaving and haircuts are a done deal..

    • contessa says:

      Thank you Judy. It can always be worse but so far we are doing okay. So happy to have short hair again.

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