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I guess it is a good thing I got out in the garden last week and gave it a really good weeding. Since then, it has rained every day. Not all day, but enough each day that the garden is really wet. Of course, the day before it started raining, I sprinkled the garden really really well. That figures!
I also really need to mow the lawn but haven’t been able to do that either. As soon as the grass dries out enough, I’ll be hopping on the John Deere and mowing the whole place.
Those beans I planted in the Greenhouse are finally starting to come up now. Every day when I go in to water, I see another one popping through the soil. My tomatoes aren’t doing much growing, which isn’t surprising, because it just isn’t warm enough right now. I am glad I put up that Remay cloth in the greenhouse. We need some sunshine to get everything kickstarted!
The potatoes are starting to come up as well. Why does everything seem to take so long to sprout through the soil when I keep too close an eye on the garden? Must be like that “a watched pot never boils” thing, I guess.
Our cool temperatures are good for the spinach and chard though, and we’ve been picking a few baby spinach leaves to add to salads.
Graham was able to get 2 nice big loads of manure and spread that over one half of the lower garden. Since we won’t be planting it this year, we can really work on improving the soil. Meanwhile, look how tall that Fall Rye is on the other half of the lower garden! I still have to get out there and weedwhack it down.
You can see the upper garden is doing OK. Everything is up and growing, although some heat would be welcome.
Here are some of the native Saskatoon bushes in the yard. They have bloomed beautifully this year.
We’ve now got a lot of Saskatoon bushes lining the driveway. I love it when Nature works something like that out for me 🙂