Lettuce Turnip the Beet!

It’s garden time, folks!! Memorial Day weekend, to me, has always been the unofficial ¨plant your garden¨ weekend. We’ve been slowly adding plants to garden, but this weekend I will be able to officially say that everything is in the ground. Whoop Whoop! Succession plantings of onions, peas, beans and lettuces have already been starting and will continue as we aim to keep the produce coming all summer long.

We’ve been putting in extra time to get things planted….my little helpers spent a morning in the mud with me on Wednesday:)

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The wet week we had last week set us back just a touch, as the potatoes and a few other things were put in late. I would like to think of it as a blessing in disguise, however, as the tomatoes that should have been in the ground, would NOT have tolerated well to the low temps we had Wednesday night.

Here are a few pics from the past couple of weeks…can’t wait to show you how things are looking after this weekend!! Left to right and top to bottom:) Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Sugar Snap Peas, Spinach, Green Beans, Peppers

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Wishing you all a great weekend remembering and honoring those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom. God Bless!

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One more day of rain and I might just¨Pee My Plants!¨

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So….we’ve gotten some rain in the past week …..

I ventured out to the garden today to water and plant a few more vegetables in the garden. This is what I found!!

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I thought about grabbing my kayak and floating down the aisles…but I didn’t. Getting close to the plants wasn’t even an option since the ground was so saturated. Lets just say…..THANK GOODNESS FOR RAISED BEDS!!

On top of the plastic there in the above pic you can see our cute little vegetables popping out at the top. They are looking great and thankfully are not sitting in any water. Whoop Whoop! Unfortunately…this sets a few veggies back as far as getting them planted in the ground. I held off on transplanting the eggplant and planting the potatoes and romaine lettuce from seed today, but was able to head to the greenhouse and transplant a whole bunch of seedlings into larger containers, since it may be a bit until they get out of the ground. What does this mean?? Not sure yet. But it might put the produce back a week or so.

The good news?? Things are still alive and thriving! Praise God:)

Here are some pics from last week….on an 80 degree day in May….who would even have thought. Michigan…get it together. IMG_2154 IMG_2168 IMG_2191 IMG_2195

I do know one thing…what a beautiful spring we’ve been blessed with!! Lush and green….God’s Handiwork:)