We're having a bluebird blue, beautiful sunny day today. Andy and I took a paddle down the lake this afternoon and as we pulling into the cabin bay, I felt the wind on my back and the sun in my hair. This past week was especially dark and drizzly, but the happy result of all of that chilly dampness is that the leaves on all of the shrubs and trees have popped open in the last couple days. With temps in the lower 70s, I felt like I should be going home to pick some tomatoes off the plants for a batch of homemade salsa.
Of course, it is only the second week of May, so we've got a long wait yet before there are fresh, homegrown tomatoes to be had. But here's what I wake up to each morning:
I've mentioned the new raised beds we built earlier this spring a couple times, but I never posted a picture. Here they are:
Last night, Andy and I planted a big pile of hay and compost:
Stout potato growing method where you just set the seed potatoes on the ground and then they grow up through the straw. *fingers crossed* (Please don't let this turn into one big slug haven!)
Our stealth rhubarb (in the far left hand corner) is bigger than it ever was last year, but I have a feeling we're not going to be having too many rhubarb pies compliments of this patch. It's still so teeny compared to every other patch of rhubarb I've seen so far this year. Who wants to barter their rhubarb for some of my homemade jam?!
But just look at these beautiful salad greens!
How does your garden grow?