I am so grateful for the rains that have finally come to New England! We are behind a good three inches of rain fall this season. This has been a really unusual Spring, very cold and dry! I enjoyed my afternoon walk around the yard late yesterday, joyful to see my happy veggies and flowers loving the showers! My Lilac bushes and Cherry Blossoms are blooming. Breath taking! A gray rainy day cannot steal an ounce of their beauty for a second!
The colder nights are finally beginning to warm, staying in the mid 40’s or higher now. I finally moved my seedlings outside to the deck earlier this week to get them acclimated for planting. My long sweet peppers are finally starting take off and my Moon & Stars Water melons are catching up fast! (this is my first time trying water melons, so excited!!!!)
I am hoping to get some of my crops in the ground this weekend now that the temps are warming. Once the sun starts shifting in late August, the garden starts to fizzle out. I learned that the sooner I plant the longer I will be able to enjoy my harvest. I am planting three weeks earlier than last year. ( I didn’t finish digging the garden till the end of May last year and got everything planted the first week of June ).
I have the garden clean and ready for the new additions! Plotting what goes where is one of my favorite aspects of gardening, I love to mull over this for hours, read books to get ideas and inspirations.
My veggies in the garden are finally doing great! They seemed stalled for weeks and now with these warmer temps and refreshing rains everything is really beginning to take off! I think they are going to catch up to where they should be fast! I am so excited to see how my carrots and beets turn out (also first try’s), love the idea of adding these to my selection of tasty veggies. My pole beans are finally starting to sprout, I planted both Kentucky wonder and wonder wax. If the weather and rains cooperates I suspect we can start enjoying some of the crops by the end of the month!
Unfortunately still no sign of any humming birds, I have had the feeder out for over a week and still no visitors. I planted red petunia’s in the window box again, perhaps when they start growing and blooming this will attract them. I suspect that when my Humming Bird Bush Blossoms they’ll definitely return! Have any of you greeted these little visitors back to your yard yet? I cannot wait to see these little beauties!
Now that the veggie garden is making progress and somewhat established I am looking at a few other areas in the yard on my “tackle” list. The side of the house and the area around the driveway really need some love and attention so will probably work on those next. I will be sure to share my planning and progress with you all! Hope your gardening and projects are all going great and that Spring is filling you all with noodling inspiration!
Wishing all of you Mother’s out there a Blessed and very Happy Mother’s Day!