We have lost all of our lettuces and broccoli. They just could not handle the extreme weather changes we have had, so I have had to start all over again. Fortunately, the spinach and chard have survived, but their growth has been very slow:
Normally I would be very disappointed over such a large crop loss, but there have been so many exciting discoveries in the garden that my spirits have been buoyed!
The first surprise of the week was when I discovered the potatoes starting to come up: The second surprise was discovering the strawberries beginning to flower: The third surprise was discovering flowers on our gooseberry bushes:And I was absolutely shocked to find a blueberry bush that I thought died last summer was still alive and sending up shoots: There have been a few other delights as well. The pear tree has begun to bloom:And the buds on the apple trees are nearly ready to open:We have another storm coming through on Tuesday, so my prayer is that we don’t lose too many of the pear and apple blossoms. While the weather may prevent me from getting outside, it will not keep me from gardening. I will be nursing my tomatoes and new baby lettuces along inside the warmth and safety of my house.