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Welcome May
Posted on May 3, 2021 3:47 PM

May came in beautifully a great day to be in the garden
Things looking good
lots of chores finished or almost finished.
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Gnomes have moved in under the ginkgo tree

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several raised beds fully planted

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the mini hosta bed re-egged and mulched.

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still moving plants in and out of the greenhouse
80 one day and 32 the next night

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the winds have been fierce and I have had to move some seedlings and tomatoes to the North side in a sheltered place
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picking from the lettuce and spinach bowl till the ground salad greens get large enough.

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Weird weather week
Posted on Apr 25, 2021 6:46 PM

Not very happy about having to put everything on hold , I had places for many of the plants and had to move them to the garage for safe keeping

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snow started Tuesday morning , and snowed all day till we got 3+inches
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then a hard freeze, 24 degrees overnight
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the snow melted the next day
I had covered many of the veggie boxes with vintage tablecloths
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rather looked like a patchwork quilt garden.
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today I finished putting most of the plants in their places.

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fast spring
Posted on Apr 16, 2021 7:23 PM

Frost this morning
had to use the beach umbrella to finish planting the onions this afternoon.

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lovely flowers on the trees

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every thing is growing so fast I am concerned a hard freeze predicted for next week
had to uncover the broccoli they have outgrown their little cloches
Last year they suffered a freeze in May
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I should not put things out so early but can't get it all done in two weeks so must start early and hope for the best.

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planting time
Posted on Apr 10, 2021 6:51 PM

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Rushing this week to get some more seeds in ground before the rain today
peas and beets

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.almost missed the Juneberry blooming
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the big daffodils are finished and the small and multistemed are in full bloom
they seem to have a much stronger sent
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Purchased a few plants from the local market
hard to resist 4 packs of perennials for 3$
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trying some delphiniums and babys breath for the cutting garden.

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Ups & Downs of Spring
Posted on Apr 2, 2021 7:03 PM

The end of March saw four 70 plus days followed by rain and four 40 degree days , like a roller-coaster.
then there is April ..Snow on the first (No fooling ) they said lake effect snow .Lake Michigan is over a hundred miles from us , that was a good strong north wind....And this morning it was 19 when I got up.

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closed all the shelved plants in the shed and greenhouse and lit lanterns
I picked five vases of daffodil's for the house but they didn't seem to mind the cold

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and the grape hyacinth are popping up everywhere.

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