May 31, 2014 by Buffy
We have had 6 days in a row of rain! Ugh! Have I mentioned I’m a sunshine lover. It is hard to see the bright side of things when you’ve had 6 days of rain, but I thought at least my garden is growing. So today I pulled on my knee high muck boots and waded through the mud to check it all out. The weeds have of course gone wild.
Our squash & cucumbers seemed to be enjoying the rain. They had grown a lot and had lots of blooms.
Our very small row of tomatoes were still very small. What is up with them?
Our other row of tomatoes is loaded with small tomatoes. I counted over 20 which is great news.
Our carrots and beets are still growing. I will probably pull them up later this week.
Our early Spring plants are finishing up and those rows will be replanted with something new when it gets dry enough to work in the garden. We have picked a nice crop of broccoli and cauliflower. We will miss the romaine lettuce. It has turned bitter.
Our peas, beans & okra have loved the rain. The green bean plants have tripled in size this week.
The worms have been very busy during this rainy week. They have attacked our Brussel sprouts.
I did find this little ray of sunshine in the garden, the first sunflower of the Summer. It is just waiting on a little sunshine and then it will be strutting its stuff! It is over 4 foot tall already.
I would love some recommendations on lettuce to plant for the Summer. My kids have been asking for seconds of salad with the romaine lettuce, but it bolts. Any recommendations?