posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 11:13 AM
Beautiful!! The grapes and plumeria are gorgeous! Plumeria are one of my favorites too, so heavenly!
Just a quick update, life has been busier than normal.
We have been harvesting and loving our April planted spinach this year and loving the early harvest! Things are starting to bolt now since its been
uncharacteristically hot here. It was 90 degrees on Monday. The peas are grabbing ahold of the fence and are now about 8 inches tall. Turnips,
carrots, broccoli, celery and green onions are also doing great! My beets aren't really doing much and surprisingly my red potatoes aren't even
starting this year. The other potatoes are great though. The Reds have always been a little slower to start up, and I wonder if the heat we are having
doesn't affect them. My lettuce never even germinated this year. My seeds may have been shocked at some point, some of them are old.
I was disheartened by the adversities my tomatoes had this year, but I planted them anyway ,all two leaves of them, and they have also just taken off!
I was also generously given a half a dozen commercial variety tomatoes, and they are already putting on fruit, I should have cherry tomatoes in about
a week or so!! The same person gave us a couple of nice sweet pepper plants too that are also putting on fruit now. I can't bear to ask what they used
to start them all. I'm pretty sure they are all miracle grow babies, but they will live in pots and produce happily this year. It's nice to see
produce this early in the season!
I'm going to continue to take advantage of the heat we have been getting and baby some of my warm lovers to produce extra this summer. The zucchini
and cucumbers are even loving it outside, so no powdery mildew this year!
If anyone knows what to do to coax those red potatoes up, please share! They are usually my best producers. The only real difference this year is that
it was a super warm winter again. The outside temps were at times the typical winter temp for my crawl space when it's -20f outside. I wonder if my
seed potatoes didn't get a little too warm in their dormancy.
Well, anyway, happy gardening! May you all find some peace among the plants in this crazy world we live in.