Plants are growing albeit a bit slow. It is interesting this year – some thing are doing really well and others are slow or not growing. G has been starting the beans indoors and has had poor germination. They need 65 degrees to germinate so he has tried several different things to start them. But the bush beans, Gold Marie Romano beans have rotted in the soil. Time to start a new batch. But the Monte Cristo which are our replacements for Blue Lake are going gangbusters. G is starting some more bush beans and a couple of old varieties of romanos. We are not certain if the older beans will germinate but we will try.
Our in the bed, the Champion radishes are coming along, the Chantenay carrots have been thinned, and the Flat of Egypt beets are sprouted. G had to plant a second set of Sugar Ann peas for the same issue as the beans – they never germinated in the bed. Meanwhile the peas in the pots are blooming like crazy and we should have a crop soon.
We have harvested most of the Outrageous lettuce and the Nevada and Redina lettuce starts are planted and starting to grow. Bodacious corn seed was started about a week ago and is doing well.
We purchased starts of Gypsy Peppers, patty pan squash, cucumber and a bunch of herbs. The herbs are in their pot on the deck and the warm vegetables are waiting to go in the ground either this week or next when it is a little warmer. The tomato pots have been set up in the driveway and are waiting the plants. G may plant them this weekend (Memorial Day) or wait another week.
It has still been dropping into the upper 40s and highs are usually in the 60s. The past week has been mostly overcast with light rain.