Posted by Angelica R. Jackson
If you remember from my post last year, when we'd just installed the beds, the garden is doing much better this year. Last year we had such wet, cold weather into June that I didn't even plant anything until July 4th weekend.
We had a similar weather pattern this year, but I decided to forge ahead with the planting anyway. I used Wall o'Waters on the peppers (next year I'll use homemade ones) and they also gave some radiant heat to the tomatoes planted next to them. So now my tomatoes and peppers are looking pretty good, even without the WOWs. You can tell it's transitioning from planting seasons, since the cabbages and chard are still going, and the sweet potatoes are just starting (those are the arrow-shaped leaves in the foreground).
And then there are my pumpkins gone wild! We had a mound of soil that didn't fit in the beds, so I decided to plant the pumpkin seeds right in it, and they're loving it.
And as a final pic for this post, let's check in with the pollywogs in the fountain:
No limbs yet, but some of them are getting more frog-shaped!
And now I need to retreat to my revision-cave once again--after I put the potatoes out in the solar cooker to roast for supper, that is.
Anybody else have some season-extending tips to share?