The Bounty Rain Brings


"Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger." -- Saint Basil

Hello garden gals and guys! Isn't that a beautiful quote? 

Yesterday was Mother's Day, and while the weather wasn't ideal for celebrating outdoors, my plants LOVED it.  

If you ever want to see a miracle, take a picture of your garden when you are expecting a good rain.  Then take another picture after it rains.  You'll be amazed at how large the plants get overnight.

Here's my salad garden on May 6th, about a week before the rain. 


Here it is today, May 14th, after yesterday's rains.  And I promise you, they stayed about the size above until the rain.  


Here's my greenhouse salad bed just three days ago: 


I left the window on the roof of the greenhouse open.  It's directly above this raised bed.  This is what I came out to this morning:



My mint chocolate mint is also enjoying yesterday's showers:


And things in the garden cage enjoyed a nice growth spurt.  Here's when I planted everything last Monday:


And today:


My plants that I started from seed weren't growing no matter what I did.  So I went and bought more at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and planted those.  Then I told my seedlings that it was okay for them not to grow because I wouldn't be needing them.  

Uhuh. Why did I say that? Now here they are. Peppers:


Tomatoes:




I guess they are saying they want their space in the garden, too.  Don't know where I'm going to put them, but I'll work something out.

My shallots are getting taller every day.  I can't wait until they are ready:



On to your garden entertainment.  Whenever I get up from my chair in the backyard, there's a chance I won't get it back.  



Clearly she is unbothered about my wanting to sit down.  


So I asked her nicely:



She's such a damn diva.  :-)


And that's all for now.  I think I may go and grab some lettuce and make myself a nice salad for lunch. 

Until next time....

Happy farming!














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