|Sugar snap peas climbing their way upwards|
Well, we have a period of incredibly sunny and warm days ahead of us. In fact, I cannot see any signs of rain in the long-range forecast, which is a little strange for us. We usually have weather like this in August for a few weeks, but we are more than happy to take it now, after so much rain for so long. However, John at the coffee shop lamented the possibility of us having a higher-than-normal fire season, with so much lush green and now the opposite is on the way. The picture above shows my sugar snap peas today, and I suspect that they will grow twice as high in the next couple of weeks, if we continue to run ten to fifteen degrees warmer than normal, with full sun.
I also saw that the strawberry patch is beginning to get berries, even if they are just yellow things right now, it won't be long! You will see them as soon as I gather my first of the season. And remember the covers I put on my zucchini plants? I had to take them off as they began to push against the sides and needed to breathe. I did decide to sprinkle Sluggo around them, even though I really don't like to kill things, I make an exception for slugs.
|Zucchini plants struggling to survive the slug onslaught|
Once they get a little larger, I won't mind the slugs taking a bite or two. But for now, they can kill them by chewing the plants to little nubs. They've done it before. We're going to be planting and watering away for the next few weeks, so I'm actually thrilled to realize that our garden will be bearing fruit quite soon. Yay!
|Seed starter packets |
John gave me some of his scarlet runner beans to plant from seeds, so I knew I'd need some help to get them past the baby stage and found this little starter sixteen-square setup. I'll put two or three seeds in each one and then when they are well rooted, I'll put them out to climb the garden fence. Can you tell I'm a happy gardener?
It's that time of year! Your gardening enthusiasm is noted! Hope the slug population will dwindle in the hot sun. Well, WARM sun anyway.ReplyDelete
Gardening is addictive isn't it? I am so glad for you, and look forward to seeing your plants take off.ReplyDelete
That reminds me I need to check on our vegetable garden. With slugs above and moles below, it's a struggle for survival out there.ReplyDelete
Your enthusiasm is infectious! Wish I could get at the garden. Soon!ReplyDelete
Glad your garden is doing well! We'll be able to plant ours shortly.ReplyDelete
Snow peas to pick? Awesome. I've got rhubarb that's ready to pick.ReplyDelete
Glad your garden is doing well.ReplyDelete
You are a happy gardener! I hope you are sharing the sunshine and sending it this way. It was 50 degrees and rainy today :(ReplyDelete
You have such a wonderful hobby that gives you fruits and vegetables as well as good exercise. Keep it up.ReplyDelete
Once again your weather is much like ours here Djan. We are in a hot period this week with temperatures today of about 26 degs. It was so dry in April, then we had a few days of rain and now the sunshine. Like yours, our garden is growing fast. Your peas are doing very well. Will the strawberries stay yellow?ReplyDelete
Wow! Sure is warm and fertile your way--LOL! Sadly, I think I'd have to make an exception for slugs, too. We don't have them but I hear they are quite destructive. Besides the slugs--have fun! :)ReplyDelete
Nothing neater than veggie gardening. I really like your trellis. Those snap peas are so sweet. I eat them raw as a walking around snack. They would be great on your hikes.ReplyDelete
congrats on a great start to the season!ReplyDelete
I wish we could have a better veggie garden. I'm sorry for those slugs. What a huge pain! Your garden is sure coming along beautifully otherwise.ReplyDelete