Nevertheless there are some thing in the garden that have to be done even in this crazy moist weather. I managed to get to my garden somehow to plant my lettuce and cabbage seedlings. I couldn't keep them in the yard anymore. They started to turn yellow and it's a sign they need to be transplanted to the garden.
Also I had to plant my beans. I planted 1 kilo of Trešnjevac kidney beans and Berggolod wax beans.
I buy my kidney beans on our local market. They are much cheaper than the ones that you buy in stores. But my wax beans have to be from the store, they are really expensive too. One little box of wax beans is around 5€. Another problem with wax beans is that you can't find untreated beans. Our law says that every bean and pea sold in stores has to be treated and that is why every bag of bean seeds we buy has that lovely pink color.
I said we buy our kidney beans in our local market, so why don't we buy wax bean seeds also?
There aren't any. It's really difficult to save wax bean seeds and be sure you will get the variety you planted. Wax beans mix really easily and to take seeds they should be really far from every other bean. I remember that my grandma tried many times to collect wax bean seeds. She had a big field and planted wax beans in one corner separated from all the other beans and still next year she got every other variety but no wax beans.
So I'm stuck with our treated seeds. To be honest when I started gardening I was bothered with that but now...well not so much.
I never considered myself as an organic gardener. Sure I watch how I plant, I don't spray my vegetables, I use organic fertilizers. But living where I live and considering the fact that we live whole winter mainly on vegetables I preserve during the summer I just feel I don't have the luxury to deny my family peas and beans just cause I can't buy untreated ones.
My bugs don't seem to mind my treated seeds since they ate a nice big part of the rows I planted a few weeks ago. Who knows how many would be missing if peas were untreated. :(
They would probably end up like my parsley seeds. Every year I can play a game called "Where did my parsley go?"
Bugs really love my parsley and carrots. Every year I try different tricks to stop them from eating and every year I fail. Again they ate at least 80% of my parsley. Carrots had better luck this year but they still have the time to eat them.
I planted 17 short rows of wax beans and 5 long rows of kidney beans.
By the time I finished this I was wet like somebody threw a bucket of water on me, also mosquitoes ate every part of my body they could reach . The rain started soon after I finished and it was raining whole afternoon. I really feel somebody took my garden and landed us somewhere in the middle of Amazon jungle