By early May most of our spring veggies planted in raised beds were well on their way. We always have a variety of lettuce ready to eat by late April and Don usually has cucumbers and cherry tomatoes from our small greenhouse ready too for some yummy spring salads. Broccoli, peas, onions and beets were up and growing well early in the month.
|Lettuce - both heading and leaf ready to pick.|
By late May the Broccoli was harvested and the peas were ready for picking. We had also been enjoying frequent harvests of asparagus.
|Broccoli ready for harvest.|
|Sugar snap peas.|
By the end of the month, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers and corn were starting to take hold. We generally grow too many of several varieties of tomatoes including both heirloom and hybrid. All those young starts in the greenhouse have to go somewhere and it is usually in our garden. As a result, we usually end up eating canned tomatoes from years past. I think we've made it up to 2008 vintage tomatoes this year. We also have bell, Italian and mildly hot peppers. We usually dry and freeze peppers for winter and this is the year to replenish our supply. The tomatoes and peppers were started in the green house and transplanted. The sweet potatoes were a gift from a friend. I planted our corn late in a wet patch of heavily mulched soil so it got off to a slow start. Although I consider Don the main gardener, I always manage to have my experimental patch, mostly involving some labor saving theme. This year is is no-hoe corn in a bed of goat-poop mulch.
|Corn planted in heavy mulch.|
|Overview of May garden.|