Friday, June 9, 2017
A Few New Residents Move into the Farm
I've been enjoying mornings in the garden. We've had several days of deliciously cool temperatures with occasional rain. I love gardening in cool weather.
We took down the peas and I dried the stalks. This morning I collected some seeds for a fall planting.
The pods should be very, very dry before you remove the seeds for storing. I hung more pea stalks on the fence so they could finish drying out.
And our watermelon plants continue to grow ...
As do our cucumbers ...
The plants survived the journey in the mail just fine and are thriving. Adam ordered them from Park Seed.
Today Adam dug out and tilled the long middle bed-that-wasn't-exactly-a-bed. We did put some lettuce in there, and some spinach, peas, Swiss chard, etc. But it was never quite prepared as well as the other beds, mainly because we didn't use it last year (esp. the whole middle section). So now Adam is going back and doing it well, as he did the other beds. He will line it all around with metal or tile.
We have a cedar tree in the garden with the prettiest tiny blue berries right now.