Spring and summer came early to this part of Alaska. May has been sunny sunny sunny
except for the day it rained slush and snowed.
I got an early start on gardening.
A couple new old windows enlarge this year’s cold frame on the deck, home to tomatoes, cukes, zucs, and herbs.
Peas are already climbing.
Broc, collards, and kale are off to a strong start.
Strawberries wintered over just fine.
Moose-munched raspberries have another go.
And the blueberries are optimistic that rain will come eventually and allow them to complete their task.
Lettuce, spinach, chard, potatoes, onions, carrots, radishes, turnips, rhubarb…and cantaloupe (I am nothing if not a dreamer) are all in. And it’s not even June.
Several experiments are under way. Zucchini and cucumbers are both on the deck and in the garden. Which will work better? I have a gazillion basil plants growing in different size containers in different company. My goal is to make and freeze pesto. Some herbs are on the window sill inside, others are on the deck.
I added one new bed this year and put up a fence to keep hares out.
I’m learning, albeit slowly.