Spring just arrived a week ago and we are not sure if summer is ever going to show up. Our weather has had a very negative impact on my warm weather vegetables. Many of the plants are maturing slowly, but I am hopeful that there is enough time for them to produce before our first frost in September. My tomatoes have have had several near death experiences, but surprisingly they are producing fruit:Doesn’t that plant look pathetic?
The Everbearing strawberries are producing: The first year that I planted the strawberries, the fruit was comparable to store bought fruit and I seriously considered pulling all of the plants out. I let them live and I am very glad I did. Each year their fruit is sweeter than the year before, they produce fruit from May through September, and they have produced enough runners for me to plant several more beds.
Yesterday, I posted about how wonderful a bad memory is because you can surprise yourself. Well, I surprised myself in the veggie garden too! These little babies came up:I remember debating whether I should plant pumpkins and I guess I decided to plant them, because I discovered pumpkin seedlings in one of my raised beds. I can’t wait to see what else I planted that I forgot about!
Has your garden been adversely affected by the strange weather this year?
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N.B. I stole the title of this post from Pink Martini’s second album, which is one of my favorite CD’s. Nothing like a little Pink Martini to make housework a little more pleasant! :D