And there was sun

Minutes after whining about the dreary weather, the sun came out here at Henbogle (I can’t say what’s happening in the Cobscook area.) As we hadn’t had any actual rain in 5 or 6 hours, I decided it was a sign that it was time to do some gardening and soak up some rays.

I transplanted some seedlings into larger pots, and

started more seeds (broccoli, lettuce, cabbage) in pots for later transplant, then headed for the garden where I:

*dug 2 Yukon Gold potato plants, amounting to 5 1/4 lbs. (not including the few I robbed earlier in the season)

*pulled the remaining bolted lettuce and weeded and fertilized the space with organic fertilizer

*planted beet (Red Ace and Touchstone Gold), Rutabaga (Waldoboro) and turnip (Purple Top) seeds where the lettuce was

*side dressed the chard, young lettuce seedlings and the cabbages with organic fertilizer

*pruned, trellised, and bug-checked the tomatoes (found 3 hornworms, (the chickens don’t like them!)

*tied-up some of the sunflowers, knocked over by the rain

*spot weeded

*picked blackberries (1 1/2 lbs)

*and picked blueberries (1 3/4 lbs)

The vegetable are looking good, for the most part, although the tomatoes are slow to grow and ripen with the cool damp weather. Thus far, no fungal diseases, but I’m being careful to stay out of the garden when it is wet. We are eating from the garden, and we even harvested a Diva cucumber despite the chooks’ best efforts to eat the plant to the nub. If you look carefully in the photo to left you can see the cuke amidst the sad looking plant in the center of the photo.

Sunday I also decided to dig potatoes and cut chard and beet thinnings to take with us camping. Yep, although the weather still looks iffy, it seems like the end of the week will improve. This is our last chance to get away for more than a few days this summer, so why waste it. We plan to head out on Tuesday. Cobscook is a 4+ hour drive, so we will leave in the morning and we hope arrive with plenty of time to rig rain tarps and set up our tent. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather for us!

Advertisements

3 Responses to “And there was sun”

  1. Nancy Bond Says:

    I do hope you have a great trip!

  2. Giddy Says:

    Well, Deah, you had to drive right past us. Wish I had known your plans, you could have stopped by!

  3. coffeepot Says:

    Oh your veggies look so good! The rain must be good for somethings.

Comments are closed.


%d bloggers like this: