This past weekend was the big spring planting push. We started earlier this year–early May for spring greens plus peas. We’ve been chugging along getting some other things in, but more piecemeal than usual. Consequently, some seeds were a bit behind, but we’ve found that planting early doesn’t always mean earlier crops. Sometimes the seeds or plants just sit in the ground and don’t do much until it’s warm enough.
It was time this past weekend to get the rest of the “summer” (versus “spring”) seeds in the ground: squash, corn, basil, and more. Plus a new round of some seeds that we plant repeatedly over the spring and summer: carrots, beets, and such.
We’re now left with the final repeats–some more carrots, beets, green beans with a delay until early August for fall greens. Spinach and lettuce don’t do well when planted between early June and early August because it’s just too hot. They grow–and bolt almost immediately.
It’s good that most of the garden is planted now. Things are also really growing, particularly everything we planted between early and late May. Between the ample rain of late and moderate heat, stuff has been growing like mad.
And that includes the weeds!