Monday, May 4, 2015

2015 Garden Season

Here we are, the beginning of May, and I haven't done a thing for my garden yet this year!  Starting seeds?  Yes, I had those intentions - they did not happen though.

I'm not sure about you, but we have had the world's longest winter here in New England, and I haven't felt like getting outside at all.  I think the morning temps still in the 30's followed by cold rain was starting to grate on my nerves.  

This past weekend it was beautiful though!  So I decided it was time to check out the garden and see what needed to be done.

This is what happens when you go and have a baby in the fall and miss the whole "putting the garden to bed" part of the year!  Overall it doesn't look too bad, and I am happy about that.

One pleasant surprise was to see my kale coming up.  I am assuming it seeded itself, or decided to stay through all that snow, I'm not entirely sure, but I was really excited to see how much growth there has been!  I'm not entirely sure what I am supposed to do with the rest of the old kale stalks since it seems like the kale is growing out of the old stalks - so any advice is greatly appreciated!

The rhubarb and strawberries are growing well also!  I planted perennial strawberries last year, and wasn't sure they would make it because I forgot to mulch them before the ground was covered with snow, but I am assuming the large amount of snow we had acted as a nice little blanket against the bitter cold we had, so it worked out in the end.

I have a lot of work to do out there, lots of weeding and mixing in some compost, but I think this gardening season will still be a great one.

Luckily I have a very warm and sunny week ahead, and I fully expect to take advantage of that.

Have you started planting yet?  Are you planning to try anything new this year?

1 comment:

  1. I love how mother nature takes over even if you aren't on top of everything! Looks like you're off to a good start :-) I haven't done anything yet!


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