It has been raining. And raining. And raining. And raining here. I look at the 10 day forecast on the Weather channel app on my phone every morning when I get up. This is the time of year when it can be 80 degrees one day, and 40 the next. We hang heavy coats, spring coats and rain coats on the coat rack by our front door. And the weather channel app helps be decide if it’s a “short sleeve or long sleeve” day for the boys, what kind of coat they will need, and if we need to get the rain boots out of the closet. So for the past month, it’s been forecasting rain 9 out of 10 days that show up on the 10 day planner. And it’s been right every time.
So while we are stuck inside for yet another month (come on summer!), the plants in the garden have been growing! The Swiss chard that you see above has doubled in size since I put it in and is close to 1 foot tall.
The red kale has also doubled in size and is right at a foot tall.
I’m trying to look on the bright side of all this rain. Yeah for growing flowers!
My tiny little strawberry plant had quadruplets!!! It sent out a few runners and left us with these 5 new little plants. I planted it 2 years ago in a little side patch of dirt next to our patio, near the square foot planters. I bought it for fun and we’ve only eaten a few strawberries from the plant. But maybe in another year or two we’ll have a little patch…and enough strawberries to make a pie!
One of the 3 Brussels sprout plants.
This is the same plant that you see in the picture directly above it. A few weeks later! I thought it would be fun to see what just 2 or 3 weeks in the garden (with a lot of rain!) can do to a plant. I’m looking forward to its continued growth!
I’m itching, itching, itching to get some tomatoes and peppers planted outside, but I shall wait another week. Just to be sure there isn’t a freak frost day that will kill them off. Patience…is a gardening virtue!
What’s happening in your garden this week?! Are you past your frost danger yet?!