Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Plots at the end of April
Although our weather has not been cooperating, the planting at the plots is up to date. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised how well everything is growing over there.
The weather finally cooperated on a day when "The Italian" was home and the final two beds were framed out this past week! Hopefully we will be able to get the rain barrel system and shelter set-up this coming week.
The Snow Peas are coming up OK. The English Peas (Little Marvel) are very sporatic in germinating. I think that a lot of them rotted from all of the rain. I also feel that some much needed organic matter in the beds would make it easier for them to grow.
Both varieties of Asparagus are coming up. This is the Jersey Supreme. I couldn't get a good picture of the Purple Passion due to the sun and location of the bed.
Many of the strawberry plants have flowers on them!!
The potatoes are coming up quicker at the plots then here at home.
The Raspberries and Blackberries are growing like crazy over there! Now I need to get working on the paths, compost bins and amend the soil in Beds 3 & 4 to get them ready for the warm weather veggies.