|A tasty part of tonight’s supper.|
I went out early this morning to harvest lettuce for our lunchboxes, and again after work for our supper. When I went out in the early dark, the air was heavily perfumed with honeysuckle. This evening, the fragrance was less pronounced, but it was there — glorious.
In the garden, lettuces are looking great, we still have radishes to pull, and there are a few green onions remaining.
|Future supper ingredients.|
The garden definitely is saying “Spring!”, but the weather is finally starting to say “Summer!”
Last weekend, the rain had stopped and the temperatures had warmed, and I finally was able to get more of the summer crops planted. Some were transplants that I had started inside, but most were planted as seeds.
The transplants were way past ready for the garden!
|Happy pollinator in a sage blossom.|
So far, for the summer garden, there are tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and tomatillos set out as transplants. Bush beans, both green and wax, were planted a three weeks back in the cool and wet, and they are showing the first flower buds.
Seeds of cucumbers, zucchini, melons, parching corn, sunflowers, borage, zinnias were planted last weekend. I have some basil seedlings ready to transplant this weekend, and the sweet potato slips will be ready to plant in two or three more weeks.
|Melon seed was sown last week!|
This is a great time of year to be a gardener! It is busy; there is food to harvest, and there is the promise of good-food-to-come.