Earlier this afternoon I started to wonder what had happened around the Micro Farm this past week. The events of the week that first came to mind were good things, and productive, just not around the Micro Farm.
Then I went out to take pictures to document the plant growth of the past week. The pictures tell the bigger story. After a light rain in the middle of the past week I realized I needed to re-configure the angle of the gutters. After thunderstorms today the gutters are working better.
The rhubarb is coming along well. It has been a very dry spring for us, and I was concerned it would slow down the rhubarb. I am please to see it doing well. I have a rough history with this blueberry bush. It has been there for about three years. It has watch me kill its three other compatriots. Now it is full of green growth. I am very happy to see it doing so well. I am looking forward to strawberries, basically for strawberry-rhubarb pie. Hmm. Now I am hungry. The peas are pushing their way through the pine needle mulch. They are looking very strong. Although, it has been unusually hot here for about a week it is expected to cool down. This is good news because peas get tough in the heat.
I have grand plans to re-located my herb bed this spring. I have a spot that gets a little more shade that I think would be more conducive to herbs. It would also let me get away from a wildly aggressive mint plant. So I started a bunch of basil and cilantro. I also use flowers to help with insect control. I like alyssum, or carpet of snow, so I started several six packs recently. It will not be long before they are placed in the gardens.
So while I was thinking not much happened, I am thrilled to be wrong. There is much more to do this week. It would be nice to get more done than I think for two weeks in a row, but that might be expecting too much.
Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.