Monday, June 8, 2009

here come the beans!

I read an article on WMUR.com this morning that says New Hampshire's growing season is right on track, despite early high heat ("unseasonable warmth" as the weather folks say...) followed by some cool nights and even frost. This is great news for those of us who are hoping for good gardening fortune to smile on us this year!

Things outside here are really starting to come together. The tomatoes are looking better today after a little TLC over the weekend, and the zucchini that we started indoors from seed and then moved out is looking happy -



The beet greens aren't huge yet, but they're nice and bright - and the pattypan seedlings survived quite well being planted outside.


The garlic is definitely growing well. This is the first year we've tried growing garlic - we planted all the cloves from one bulb in October last year, and we had green poking through the ground as soon as it warmed up outside. If we get a good harvest, we'll definitely plant much more this Fall!

The mint seems pleased in its new pot, and we scattered some pumpkin seeds in an empty area in our front flower bed - the seedlings seem to have popped up practically overnight!

And, last but not least - here come the beans!!



It's going to be a rainy week in New Hampshire after today - hopefully when we see the sun again (which I hear rumor might not be til Friday...) everything will have grown some more! Happy gardening!

3 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

Interesting that the growing season is right on track - because it does seem like the transition to warm weather has been really strange this year.

I'm secretly dreading the days of rain forecast for this week....but maybe it won't rain the whole time!

Sue

Virginia said...

My a/c's aren't even in the windows yet, and it's approaching mid-June!

Glad you found some squash! Warren Farm has strawberries at their farmstand in Barrington, be sure to contact them for their stand hours.

Colleen said...

I agree - the growing season has seemed to have gotten off to an unusual start. I think when it got really hot a couple weeks ago, we had flowers start blooming that we don't usually see until much later in the season!

Our strawberries aren't ripening yet. I'm guessing they must need some sunshine. I think I need some sunshine too!!!