After a month (not even kidding) of rain and rain and rain and rain and wait… some more rain, we finally had a clear day in which I could get to weeding. The grass around the garden is about as tall as my head and the wheeler splashed up muddy goop the entire ride down the hill. I was pleased to see the garden thriving despite all of the rain and cool weather… well, most of the garden anyway.
My red onions bolted already. Apparently, when onions are under stress in their second season (they are biennials) they bolt. When that happens, they will not keep and will discontinue bulb growth. My project for the week is to yank them and figure out a way to store them. Any ideas? Canning, pickling, freezing?? I’ve got some reasearch to do! Besides the onions, my peppers have barely grown and my garlic looks, well, eh.
Onions, peppers, and garlic aside, everything else is thriving! The snap peas have wrapped their little fingers around the fence and the dry beans are all up and healthy. The broccoli and cabbage have quadrupled in size and are luckily not being attacked by flea beetles! In fact, the flea beetles are few and far between… I even got to pull a few radishes already! Usually our radishes are decimated by the little buggers.
I guess rain is a good thing! (And getting a r.e.a.l teaching job! wa hoo)