But lots of garden chores got done, in between swatting various vampiric insects. I weeded the leeks, the beets, and the strawberries, planted basil, transplanted basil, planted parsley (which I had forgotten to do earlier), more beets, and more swiss chard. (The latter two had germinated poorly the first two times I planted. I'll just keep trying...) I also distributed a large batch of bunny fertilizer. (Gee, that was fun.)
Madman kept busy, too, finally getting the garden tractor running. He has another tractor that he's using for parts - in a few more years, I think it will have completely disappeared, as it gets absorbed by the "good" tractor.
Here's a view of the inside of the hoophouse - our tomatoes are blooming! (And oops, there's grass growing along the edges next to the plastic. More weeding when I get a spare moment.) Big change from my last pics.
The Vermont Cranberry beans are coming along nicely. Jean's Beans are visible in the upper righthand corner of the pic.
This is a volunteer potato growing in the path next to the bed where I planted basil today. We have them here and there all over the garden. (No matter how thorough we are in digging potatoes, we always miss a few...) (And considering this is the 3rd year we haven't planted potatoes, it's astounding how many we're getting...)
Madman got cages put on the tomatoes AnnaMarie gave us. Those little green things growing everywhere are
One of our hills of cucumbers. And yeah, more triffids...
And, in flower news, and because I really really like lupines, here's a view of our lupine bed. They're especially pretty this year.