The asparagus is coming up ... slowly. But I'll take whatever I can get! Not all of the plants have started to produce yet so the pace should pick up in the next week or two.
Meanwhile, I've started the cucurbits (summer and winter squash, melons, cukes, etc.) in potting soil. They grow quickly and should be ready to transplant outside in early June. I sowed seeds for Crystal Apple cucumbers in the greenhouse bed but the rest of the cucurbits will be planted in hay bales outside.
And yikes, the tomato and pepper seedlings really need to get in the ground soon! But not this week as there is a frost advisory for the next few nights. I started them later than last year but they are more advanced than expected - must be the fish emulsion I've been using.
Some have started to flower, which isn't good for transplanting (so I'll pick off the flowers before I transplant - this will allow the plant to focus it's energy on settling into the new space rather than producing fruit).
|Flower buds on Feher Ozon peppers|
I look forward to seeing what other gardeners have on the go this week by linking up to Harvest Monday hosted by Our Happy Acres.