Some good weather over the weekend would be nice, too.
Henbogle garden is in a sad state. End of year busyness, and bad gardening weather is keeping me out of the garden at the time it (and I) most need to be in the garden. Weeds are taking luxuriant advantage of the 4 inches of rain we got over Memorial Day weekend, especially after the 3 days of 90+ degree weather we had this past weekend.
My tomatoes are doing ok under the row cover and plastic mulch, but I haven’t been able to plant my peppers or potatoes, let alone prep the beds for direct seeding of pole beans, squash and cukes, more lettuce, etc. The shallots are looking good but in need of daily intensive weeding for a bit and then a thick layer of mulch. The cool crops in the hoophouse hated the hot spell and most have bolted. At least the hens enjoy the sharp flavor of the arugula.
A lot more rain is in the forecast for the weekend and I am despairing about getting the rest of the beds weeded and ready. I am beginning to think I should have planted a thick cover crop last year while we were away and then the garden would have been in better shape this spring.