Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This week in the 'couve

Here we are in the middle of May 2011 and the weather says "April" loud and clear. Lilacs are blooming, thunder storms are predicted and it is the coldest spring on record with only 5 or 6 days above 50 degrees F.

We are so lucky and blessed to have a greenhouse. It is full of 12 kinds of tomatoes, seedlings including scarlet runner beans, popcorn, anahiem peppers, banana peppers and bell peppers, watermelon, pumpkin, blueberries and a variety of pollinator attracting flowers.

The grape vine, filbert and apple trees are breaking bud.

Chives, raspberries and strawberries are blooming. Blueberries are setting on fruit. Lettuce, spinach, onions, scallots and garlic are growing well.

We intend to set out the bean starts this weekend so soil prep is under way. Will add coffee grounds, rabbit manure and compost after picking out at least one bucket of river rock. Sigh. Lots of rock for lots of projects.

Check out my book review at http://www.examiner.com/organic-gardening-in-vancouver/seeds-of-change-the-living-treasure-review

What are you doing in your garden this week?

The new TwoRivers Music Podcast will be available later today at http://tworiversmusicpodcast.blogspot.com/    Drop by and listen!

All images are by Eric Donaldson Tworivers. You can view his work at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/eric-tworivers.html

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