I haven’t been vegging out in front of the tv during my stay at home. I have used this time to plant vegetables. I am glad that the hard frosts we had this spring didn’t harm any of my plants. my strawberries are flowering. they will have berries soon. I have 4 grow boxes full of strawberries. they were real sweet last year.
I am debating whether or not to go pick strawberries at this berry farm. they will be ready in a few weeks. we went there last year. we have strawberries but the kids eat them up. I want to put some away for the winter. the berry place isn’t open til picking time. we would wear facemasks. I think we would be safe.
my radishes and carrots made it. I should be eating radishes soon. when they are gone, the carrots continue to grow. my cabbages are doing good. I have onions growing with most of my plants. we can pick them for green onions anytime. we will harvest the rest when they become mature.
I am trying to get a jump on some plants. dont know if we will have any late frosts but I am hoping we don’t. the temps will be in the 70s for the next 10 days. I have transplanted habaneros, leeks, onions, cucumbers and green peppers. they should get a good start. and they are catching the rains we are getting. I started peas from seed.
now i have a dozen grow boxes that are fully planted. all the boxes have multiple vegetables growing in them. i plant companion plants to fill the boxes. the companions help each other grow. I have three more boxes to fill. then I will plant in my field garden.
I went for my 2 mile walk on the paved road yesterday. as I was going past my field garden I noticed my potatoes have broken ground. I have been keeping an eye on them. once they flower I can have some new potatoes with fresh eggs for my breakfast.
I mowed my yard yesterday. as I was mowing I felt moisture. I was almost done so I continued. I wasn’t gonna run from the rain. I welcome it. I got done and parked my mower in the shed. then it started to rain. I got done in time. I wont let the lawn get out of hand. tall grass isn’t good for the mower.
I was thinking of my Oklahoma mother so I wrote her a letter. I remember the nice visit we had we went down there. I told her I wanna come down for another visit. she had a lot of humming bird feeders in her yard. I was sitting at the table as we visited and watched the hummingbirds flying around. i never seen so many hummingbirds in one place. that made me go out and fill my feeders.
I don’t know how many people still use snail mail. I do a lot. it is a nice walk down to the mail box to check on mail. i can check on my gardening as i walk there. i also notice which plants are growing. i have wild onions, nettles, menashkuk and nenwezhek that grow in the ditch.
since it rained I will go mushroom hunting at least one more time. I like the exercise. gotta do my chores first.