Welcome to May Dreams Gardens, home of the purple bench. See it back there in the vegetable garden?
Before I painted it purple, it looked like this.
And here’s a close up of the bench right after we got some rain early Saturday evening.
Behind the bench are the green beans which I have covered with row covering, because May Dreams Gardens is also home to ravenous rabbits who would eat my green bean plants down to the ground without a second thought if they could get to them.
In other news around here:
I harvested more peas this evening, dodging a few rain drops in the process. As I noted before, the row is only eight feet long, so I don’t get a lot of pods with each picking, just a good sized serving, so there isn’t much to share. I think I’ll get one, maybe two more pickings. Perhaps I’ll try some fall peas? Anyone have any tips to share on planting peas for a fall harvest? I’m guessing I would need to plant them ten weeks before the first threat of real frost, which would mean planting by mid-July. Is there a variety that is good for fall planting? Or would it be a foolish waste of seed?
I checked in on my second garden twice this past weekend and everything is coming up just fine. Over at that garden, there are very few weeds, so I don’t think I’ll have to do much hoeing around the corn, beans and squash. Here in my raised bed garden I have purslane sprouting everywhere so even though I weeded it all on Saturday, it could stand to be weeded again today.
A few more bloggers have joined in on the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club and posted their reviews on the book, Passalong Plants, or written about their own experience with passalong plants. So you might want to go back to that post and check them out.
We are getting some rain, finally, which is welcome and needed. We could use a lot more but its a good start.
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is coming up again on the 15th of the month. I’m starting to watch more closely in the garden to see what is blooming and budding in anticipation of what might make a good showing on the 15th. More later on how to participate in this if you are new around here.
That’s some of what’s going on here at May Dreams Gardens, home of the purple bench and ravenous rabbits. What’s new in your garden?