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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

May 2014


  May bypassed spring and jumped straight into summer again.  Long, warm days has the garden really blooming.


  The peas, radishes, and turnip greens are the stars of the month.  Adding some sage and chives to daily meals is a real flavor bonus.

  The traditional greens of lettuces, chard, and kale are just about ready for harvest.  I started the second progression plants in the shadow of those that are almost ready.

  The seed tape experiment is finally starting to show up.  Nice little riot of color.  It seems to require an additional 2-3 weeks to germinate, so next year's planting may have to be done in late February instead.

  I've moved the almond tree into the front yard, and it has take well to the new location.

  Blueberries are getting their first blossoms this year.

  Added 4 fruit trees along the front sidewalk.  Hopefully they'll grow to their maximum 12' size and frame the sidewalk in nicely.

  Last year I had transplanted some truly pathetic looking roses that were straining on the north side of the house.  They've really grown in nicely on the east side but are in need of some training.

  Looks a little better anchored into the masonry.  With luck, next year they'll continue to grow and I can start making little curves and shapes with them.