Many things are underway in the garden over the last week. The tomatoes and peppers that I bought at the farmer's market last weekend were put into the beds. I went ahead and planted them at the end of last weekend, despite several days with no rain, then watered them twice a day with the rain barrel water until we finally had rain mid-week.
The blackberries have started blooming in the last week or so. They appear to be running about 2 weeks ahead of schedule so we'll probably have blackberries by the 2nd week of June. That's exciting! I've also spotted them growing in other local areas that I can pick so I hope to put away quite a few blackberries and several pints of blackberry jam this summer.
A few of the herbs are now identifiable, including the cilantro. I can almost taste them!
The lettuce just poked it's head out of the side of the bed where I randomly tossed some seeds one day after finding a packet of lettuce seeds in the junk drawer.
The awaited rain has everything looking so green and lush!
A few more tomato plants joined the crew yesterday, and an out-of-town friend helped me plant some peas as well. Only a couple more things left to plant and then we just tend and wait for our summer crops. The next few weeks will be slow, although we plan to visit a local strawberry farm to pick. We'll find plenty to keep us busy with the strawberries, I'm sure.
What's going on in your garden right now?