Unfortunately, the garden is not looking very promising so far this year. After a long winter with record cold temperatures, we got off to a late start, and I think we may have missed the window for the early-spring vegetables.
Here’s what is working this month:
- Spinach and Lettuce – 2 bags so far, so not bad. Arugula is still tiny, but coming along.
- Snow peas – look healthy, but far from producing any actual peas. I think it will be too hot for them by the time they get going and we will have missed their season.
- Carrots and beets – in the ground and should be fine later in the summer.
- Apples (?) – we have these cute dwarf apple trees that are pruned to grow against a fence (espalier). They don’t produce fruit for the first few years, but we have a lot of buds and flowers, so I am hopeful this is their year.
- Blueberries (?) – they look pretty good, but no berries to speak of. So we’ll see.
- Tomato seedlings were planted inside and look fine. We’ll be putting those in the ground next weekend.
- Squash seedlings are also looking good and will go into the ground soon.
Here is a tally of the dead:
- Rosemary. We had this massive rosemary bush that has been around for years, but is now totally dead.
- Grape vines. Poor hubby has put years of work into planting vines, with the supporting cables and everything. There is not a bud in sight. Sadness.
- Fig tree. It should have lasted the winter out in the greenhouse, but no.
Oh well, the forecast for May looks good and hopefully things will start picking up.