I hope you had a good weather week. Other than the hail on April 6th, and the one cold, but not freezing night, I think we are “go” for spring. A couple of the tomatoes I planted too early have succumbed to hail damage. I knew I was planting them before I should, but I’d watched the weather for low nights and found none. Who expected a stupid hail storm? Not I.
So, today, I will pull them up, take the tags back to the store and buy new plants. Lesson learned again. Just wait. Although, we could still get another hail storm.
Meanwhile, most of the lettuces are on to their second set of leaves, and I planted a salad bowl on the deck with a few varieties including ‘Forellenschuss’ and a mix from Renee’s called Garden Babies, a butter head type.
The onions are also recovering from the hail which makes me glad, and the garden has a more full appearance than it did even a week ago. We can now plant beans, summer squash, corn, cucumbers and other warm weather seeds. I’ll get right on that.
A couple of new seed varieties I’m trying is Dragon Tongue bush bean, Little Dumpling and Tatume squashes, along with Little Fingers eggplant. In fact, I’m growing three varieties of eggplant, and if I find Fairy Tale somewhere, I’ll grow it too. Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables especially the Thai and other Asian varieties.
As for squash, I think I counted nine varieties, some winter and some summer. Yes, I’m a bit obsessed, but who cares?
Til next time,