Friday, May 2, 2014

Welcoming May

May is always my most impatient month it seems. We are so close to real gardening but yet are still dealing with mud and cold nights. Like most here in Maine I will be waiting for Memorial Day weekend to do any on the real 'planting'. I say 'planting' because due to multiple reasons I need to wait yet another year to have a real garden. Poop. Well, on I plod as best I can and purchased some large planter pots to grow my essentials in. When my cabbage died in an unexpected freeze a couple weeks ago I should have taken that as a sign. So, I am down to tomatoes, peppers and the greens and peas in my raised beds. I have been debating making some cheap narrow but deep boxes to try out my carrot seed tapes I made in since carrots don't need much space. We'll see I guess. I still have a foil pan full of onion seedlings that are slow growing that I haven't decided what to do with. I would love to grow some onions to store but, again, this is a "we'll see" kinda thing.

The spinach seems to be the fastest growing by far and we should be making baby leaf cuttings in another week or two.The peas that are planted at the back of each box are starting to send up wandering vines and I will string up some yarn trellises for them to find this weekend. I will likely move the tomatoes and peppers into the green house in another two weeks as long as the days keep getting warmer. I almost lost all of my tomatoes last year when I ignored watching the weather. With none to be sparing, I don't want to take the chance. The rhubarb plant is up and I can not wait for the first pie! I think I will freeze some this year so we can have pie in the winter!

My chicken have also started to regrow those feathers. They all still look a little like they went for a ride in the washer, but with the regrowth comes hope!

And, last I just felt like posting a picture of these clowns...

Happy May!

Til next time.


  1. Thanks for writing this post! We've got some indoor plantings that are probably about the same size as what you've got going on. I was getting a little nervous there, but I think things will turn out okay. Good luck with your garden.

  2. Thank you! We had the first harvest out of the greenhouse for supper tonight... baby red and white Russian kale. By far the most flavorful baby greens I have had in some time. Don't be surprised if the weather won't allow planting before Memorial Day for most crops. Hardy cool weather crops are a great way to start the year and make spring seem more productive!