Last week’s weather system dumped over 5 inches on us. We lost the newly sprouted spinach, so that’s a wash for this year (literally). It doesn’t germinate if the soil is too warm, which it now is. :-( We also lost the first planting of carrots, and a few other individual plants, a few tomatoes, tomatillos, herbs, eggplant, squash, peppers, and cucumbers. But I’ve filled in the gaps with new seeds so we should be good.  We also got tomato cages up. Broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, lettuce, radishes, beets, greens, and the rest of the zucchini weeded and mulched (whew!) it’s been a busy week!

The only things left on the To Do list are:

Put up fencing for the peas to grow on- they’re about 4″ tall and looking great!

Put in yet another row of beans- we stagger the planting so we can harvest for a longer period of time

Plant onions, shallots, and leeks- they absolutely can’t handle heavy rain so I’ve been putting it off until the weather settles

Plant one last row of potatoes- for later harvest

Mulch squash and melons

In late June/early July we can do another planting of fall crops, turnips, parsnips, more kohlrabi and greens


All weeding is done…for now. If the weather cooperates I will be thrilled to put in the hard days! All we need is for the ground to dry out enough so we can till. We just got another inch tonight so right now it’s too wet to even walk on. A bit frustrating, but pretty typical for Minnesota. Always grateful for the lack of severe weather. :-)

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