Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Gardening: Late or on time?

We have had such a busy weekend! But thankfully, we began to plant our spring garden. Though it doesn't look like much yet, it is coming along.

The past few years we have planted earlier and earlier, but this year, things are different. Spring has been very slow in getting here. It has been getting a little warmer every week, but I must admit it has been an unusual year.

I am hoping there will be no more frosts though we may get some more cool weather this week. Even so, we planted some tomatoes, peppers, beans, and cucumbers. We also planted bok choy, kale, beets, carrots.

The green patch in the middle of the garden are strawberries that really were getting overgrown and needed some TLC, since there are ants there already and had some weeds, until this weekend. Thankfully, there are already some small green strawberries that look quite good, despite the weather.

It just goes to show that you can't depend on the weather every year to do the same thing. For the past few years, we have been more concerned about the rain (and sometimes drought). It will probably be different every few years all over, not just here in planting zone 7b.

The rain should be coming today and we should have pretty good weather, especially for the traditional planting day, Good Friday, coming up this weekend.

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