Sunday, June 11, 2006
What crazy weather!
Memorial Day weekend it was hot enough to be the 4th of July. Two weeks later and we haven't seen 70 in several days. Either it is too hot to get out in the garden for an extended period of time or too cold - not much in between! Some things don't seem to mind the crazy weather and are thriving: Lettuce, cauliflower, beans, potatoes, onions, garlic, dill and radishes. Some things are still hanging on and I am giving them extra TLC, but they are either not germinating and coming up or if they are ones I transplanted, they are just hanging on and I am not sure if they will make it or not: carrots, parsnips, beets, pumpkin and zuchinni. Everything else is somewhere in the middle - not thriving, but doing OK. I have about 8 peaches growing on the peach tree - not bad for a first year with just a handful of blossoms. So far the little boys in the neighborhood haven't noticed them and Andy and I aren't pointing them out to them - we still have to get past the birds and bugs to see if any of them make it to ripen and eat. Next year should be a better year - what fun, peaches in MN! I did get out and weed a little bit yesterday in spite of the cold.