Farmers and gardeners spend an appropriately large amount of their time talking about the weather. It’s been an unnaturally cool Spring this year, with welcome rainfall and a few hail storms that thankfully did little real damage to the tender plants and shoots in the Little Texas Garden.
The zucchini has really taken off, and we’ll begin harvesting them in the next few days. We’ve already enjoyed a few mild and crunchy “French Breakfast” radishes, and not nearly enough of the strawberries, which are incredibly sweet and juicy.
So far the Basil is heading for a record breaking year, the Kale and Swiss Chard are starting to thrive, and the mint, parsley and dill are all doing well.
There have been set-backs, of course. We lost all but one of the “Abraham Lincoln” tomatoes to some sort of virus, but the “San Marzano’s” are growing like champs and already setting fruit. The watermelons are still in the seedling stage, and I’ve only gotten a few of my beloved carrots to germinate. The corn is growing at a snail’s pace, but still growing, so I’m thankful for that.
How is your garden growing?