Again I need to find time to make updates on the blog (my written journal is a little more updated). What a difference 10 days can make...here are a few pictures of the garden ten days apart from May 5 and May 16. I know, today is the 21 - so I'm still behind!
[Below] The daffodils have bloomed and now there are seed pods standing in the place of flowers. I never knew how interesting these pods looked.
[Below] You can click to get a little bit larger images...most tulips have been bright and are now fading. Other plants are getting larger to take their place later in the summer.
[Below] On the 5th, peas were just poking up above the soil...not much to see.
[Below] Just over a week later they are very visible. It won't be long before they start putting on a lot more height.
[Below] New raspberry plants are sending up some shoots and starting to fill out some canes from last year...
[Below] A few days of sun and the leaves are really filling out the plants. I am looking forward to harvesting some berries this year.
[Below] Two varieties of rhubarb were just filling out on the 5th...
[Below] Now they are starting to bulk up some stems...won't be long for a harvest.
[Below] Okay this pair is a bit different. These are lettuce seedlings that were direct sown. [Above: A spinach seedling in the lower left, pea shoots, mixed leaf lettuces, and a few scattered radishes.]
[Below] Here are plants that have been transplanted rather than direct seeded. The lettuce can be harvested now. [Above: There is butterhead and green ice lettuce, curled kale, kohlrabi, and clover in this picture.]
Ten days can hold quite a bit of growth and activity in a garden!