“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Waiting (less) Patiently For Summer
Just when I start to think summer has arrived, our local weather pattern slips back into the 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' mode. To date, I've only watered the garden once ... and that probably could have been skipped because the warm weather only lasted two or three days ... and never reached higher than 79-80 F. The row tunnel is covering my second batch of peppers ... the first were killed with late morning frost several weeks ago .. and a freak windstorm took out my tomato seedlings that were hardening off on the front porch; both had to be replaced with nursery plants. It may be time to invest in a small greenhouse. Seems there are less honey bees too. Could be a less productive year. What's up in your garden?