Planting progress and rainy weather!
We got 6 inches of rain so far this weekend and are expecting more tonight. I planted a few things in my garden and held off on others that I will plant on Monday.
Over the weekend I put in:
-flower seeds. (I thought this would be a good idea because I wouldn't have to water them. But they may have washed away since they got planted outside my garden fence, not in the level raised beds. I'll be interested to see where they pop up haha!)
I finally got to prepping my beds for tomatoes and peppers this weekend. It's been a cool and WET spring so I think planting them Monday will be perfect :)
Kale- Lower photo, March 16th, Top photo, April 12th
Red express cabbage, transplanted March 16th, above photo is from April 28th
These are my kale and spinach pickings of the crop that grew over the winter. I had to harvest it all to prep for my potatoes.
One days harvest of kale, onion, and cilantro. I ended up making kale taco salad for dinner. It was yummy.
This is my healthy attempt at artisan bread. It is 50% rye and 50% whole wheat. I used a sourdough levain and it fermented 14 hours! Rye makes for a dense bread but it was actually pretty tasty.
I had Cam show off the kale that was bigger than his head. I can't even remember what variety this is but as you can see it gets big!
Cam surprised me one morning by going out to the local strawberry farm and picking berries for me *true love*. I made strawberry lemon jam. This is my favorite jam! I hope we are able to get more berries this year... I'm not sure how they will fare with the flooding.
The bed on the right and top will get tomatoes Monday. The green already there is arugula, red, and green lettuce. Big square bed has potatoes in those trenches. With all the rain, the trenches were filling up. I hope the potatoes survive. Also, I have been having a major problem with cutworms. I think because I left the cover crop in so long, they hung out in there. I found and killed 2 worms and I ordered some diatomaceous earth to sprinkle around. I hope it helps because my lettuce is getting chopped off one by one.