Two steps forward, one step back. Such is life sometimes and I guess gardening is no exception. Before I fill you in on the setback, I'll let you see the progress. Progress is more exciting anyway, right?
The garden peas seedlings have arrived in earnest now. I guess that means it's time to run the twine for them to grow up onto the garden teepee. They really look great and will be sending out shoots in no time, I imagine.
The most obvious, and fun, progress to watch in the garden this week has been the squash seedlings. They grew measurably every day so Paul suggested that I take a daily picture of them. Here is their growth over the last 5 days.
Day 2: (after the hill was thinned)
Day 5: (isn't that amazing?!)
The one setback we experienced this week was the bunny family finding our little garden patch. Once we saw evidence of bunnies, and another time, Paul actually saw the bunny hopping away. All of our beets had to be re-sown, and the bunny thinned the cukes out for me. We've seen no more evidence of bunnies since we added the little fence so we're hopefully the bunnies are finding other plants to graze. And what bunny would brave that fierce sign!
Only now we're occasionally seeing chipmunks in the garden. Philip thinks we should electrify the fence (ha!) but we haven't observed any garden damage. I'm hopeful they are just visiting to admire the seedlings.