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5/5 and the rain did wonders!

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5/5 and the rain did wonders!

Post  quiltbea on 5/5/2012, 1:57 pm

I'm so happy to report the rain we've had for the last 3 days did wonders for growth in my SFG. I've got greens popping up everywhere.

above: My brassica bed is doing great with brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbages. I keep row cover over them unless taking photos.

above: The strawberry bed is lush and even has blossoms on some of the plants. Thats a pot with Romaine lettuce and Munchkin brocc, and a pot of Parsley.

above: In the A-frame all the greens are doing well and the Romaine lettuce.

above: Here we have Chives, onion sets and Swiss chard. On the far right are the sugar snap peas.

Above: The herb pots on the deck did OK. I should have removed the drain saucers from below and will next time. A little too much water but so far so good.

above: On the garden bench the blue tray holds cabbages, caulilfowers and Pak choi that have been hardening off several days but brought them inside the last 2 nites out of the rain. I'll be transplanting them this weekend. On the right are a couple of peppers and some basil that will be transplanted this week, also.

above: The asparagus bed in its 2nd year and still too young to harvest.

I also put a tray of my largest tomatoes and peppers out to harden off today and will plant them a little early this year but our forecast looks like no more frost, but tomorrow nite will be pretty close so will bring them inside.

I'm a very happy gardener here in zone 5a, southwestern Maine.


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Re: 5/5 and the rain did wonders!

Post  cheyannarach on 5/5/2012, 2:34 pm

Looks fabulous! We have had rain here the last 3 days and everything was perky and happy then last night at 3 AM the dreaded... Hail Sad I checked it out this morning and everything appeared in good shape except the kohlrabi, I will give it a closer inspection when I get home from work!


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Re: 5/5 and the rain did wonders!

Post  llama momma on 5/5/2012, 3:47 pm

Looks fantastic!

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5/5 and the rain did wonders!

Post  Pepper on 5/5/2012, 8:21 pm

looking great quiltbea

I admire your preparation


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Re: 5/5 and the rain did wonders!

Post  littlesapphire on 5/5/2012, 8:33 pm

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.


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Re: 5/5 and the rain did wonders!

Post  FamilyGardening on 5/5/2012, 8:44 pm

everything looks great!!!




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Re: 5/5 and the rain did wonders!

Post  Turan on 5/5/2012, 8:50 pm

@FamilyGardening wrote: everything looks great!!!



+1 cheers


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Re: 5/5 and the rain did wonders!

Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 5/6/2012, 12:14 am

QB - Everything looks awesome! Don't you just LOVE when it rains and the sun comes out and your plants put on a growth spurt?! Thanks so much for the great post! Smile


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Re: 5/5 and the rain did wonders!

Post  RoOsTeR on 5/6/2012, 9:02 am

Your plants always look so nice quiltbea, and especially after a good rain Very Happy I hope we get a bit of the wet stuff here in the next day or two. We sure need it!


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