It’s supposed to cool off a bit in the coming days so, we haven’t put the shade cloth over the hoophouse yet, but have a fan going in there to keep it tolerable for my veggie friends.
Beans seem to have gotten settled in their pots and are starting to reach upwards
“Third try” carrots are germinated and on their way
I’m really excited to see the eggplants coming along- just took off their milk jug protectors, and though they are nice and stocky, I’m thinking they might need staking before long (about 15″ tall now)
Tomatoes are coming along as well- but check out this tomatillo plant-
I’ve never grown them before, so didn’t know what to expect. He’s fast becoming a tree!
And this morning, while the area was still shaded, I hauled out some compost to top dress the the potatoes and squash
There is something so satisfying about harvesting and feeding homecooked compost back to the garden
And speaking of sheep, wanted to give a shoutout to Daphne, whose fleece this year is turning out to be a lot of fun to work with. Spinning it up on Moto (notes to self- singles at 3.2, chain plied at 2.8) into a soft and squishy chunky three-ply
I can’t seem to focus on planning a new knitting project, I’m back to my old standby hat pattern- this time in a vivid array of scrap yarns. Trying to just let it flow.
Running a little behind this year, due to cool and rainy weather, but we’re moving ahead armed with slug bait and plant protectors.
Since I got liftoff on the beans this past week, I had to decide how/where I was going to grow them. I don’t really have poles for the pole beans, so I decided to grow them in pots in the hoophouse and trellis them up.
Trying something new with pots this year- using waste wool in the bottom of for fertilizer/drainage.
So the beans are launched. Here’s hoping they like the spot I’ve chosen for them.
The tomatillo plant seems to be in it’s happy place-
Big tomatoes (planted out mid-May)
(with jalapeños and sheepnose pimento peppers still standing by in pots)