Monday, May 18, 2020

Finally a long expected rain period

The beginning of May finally brought us the rain we were hoping for the past 4 months. The amount wasn't too huge, around 40mm, but it has been raining for 6 days out of 15 so the soil got wet enough and the plants are thriving. 

Almost all of the vegetables that I've sown are out, except for the cucumbers which are still in the ground but I'm hoping they will soon be out. 
The biggest disappointment this year is tomatoes, after all the trouble this year I'll have only 20 tomato plants. 

The rest of the free space I've used to sow more cucumbers and beans. 

Peas are all out and I've covered them for the first time. The difference between the two varieties of peas is noticeable. Again I forgot to write which variety I've sown on which bed and now I have no idea which is which. 

The lettuce I've sown in the late autumn will soon be ready for harvest. I've sown some more on the same spot, trying to use the sunny position before the July sun starts burning this half of the garden and turning all the lettuce in flowers.

Garlic will also be soon ready for harvest. Today I've covered it with soil and in a couple of weeks, I'll start harvesting.

Together with the garlic, there are some baby plants that I have no idea what they are. I think they could be poppies but they are too small to tell. I left all of them to see. If they are poppies this year I'll have a poppy field. 

The only thing unattended right now is the beans. I haven't touched them since I've sown them so there are lots of weed around them. I will be cleaning the beds soon, but I'm waiting for the plants to get a bit bigger and firmer. Just to be sure I don't pull out some while pulling out the weeds.

The rest of the garden is cleaned, covered, dag, and weed-free. Now, all that's left is wait for the plants to continue growing and to keep on battling the weeds every couple of days. 

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