Monday, May 10, 2010
Monday Garden Club
I feel like a broken record every Monday when I report that my plants are still in the greenhouse and the garden is still empty. Although I would really like to get going on planting, I'm glad I've waited so far. We had freeze warnings and overall cold and crappy weather all weekend. On Saturday the weather was so nasty that we didn't even wheel the greenhouse out of the shed. The Gardener started a fire in the wood furnace (I know, we totally baby our plants) and we flipped on the big overhead fluorescent lights to fake the sunshine. Not sure if the plants bought our little act, but they are alive and not frozen so I call it a win. We have a tentative planting date of May 21 and I can't wait! Still some work left to do in the garden before planting but it's getting there. I want to work in our almost finished compost and a few bales of peat moss and some composted manure into the new section, plus we still have to get all of the support structures out and assembled. We also have to come up with a way to keep this guy out of the garden. He seems to have a problem with boundaries.
Remember last week when I showed a photo of the very weedy asparagus? Apparently displaying embarrassing garden photos are the kick in the ass I need to get out there and pull weeds.
While I was out there with my weed bucket and hand held weeder, I hit the strawberry patch again and noticed that the strawberry plants are blooming!
Now for all you gardeners out there who wish to participate, either leave a comment on what's growing in your yard, or post a Monday Garden Club update on your blog. Don't forget to drop your link in the comments and I'll add it to this post.