Today's post will be picture-heavy with some of the exciting developments in the garden. First- the Maxibel French filet bush beans. I though they would NEVER pop their little heads up, but they finally did- at least seventeen of them did, which gave me a ninety-four percent germination rate. Not bad, but I had hoped for a hundred percent. Here is a pic of a bean that popped up and is just beginning to raise its head and look around.
Pretty soon, the others followed and there were two squares of beans showing their leaves. Here are the beans in one square with their marigold next-door neighbors:
Here's a pic of the three square foot beds so far with the beans, some peppers and tomatoes in the first bed, Swiss chard, peppers and tomatoes in the middle bed, and some leeks and herbs in the far bed. There are a few blueberry bushes, an asparagus bed and abundant weeds just out of view. Eggplants, a zucchini (just one- I don't want to over-feed the squash bugs again this year) more tomatoes, peppers, parsley, and odds and ends are in containers on the deck along with some herbs, flowers and tropicals from the greenhouse.
One of the Tiny Tim tomatoes in one of the the Earthboxes already has some yellow blooms forming! I always get so excited when seeds I've planted begin to grow and blossom.
Here are a few pics of blooms and blooms-to-be in the garden and on the deck, plus a pic of the Danish pastries I made to celebrate spring!
I hope your spring and your gardens are filled with the promise and hope that exists in a garden. And that the weeds and plant eating bugs are at a minimum.