Slowly twisting in the direction of summer with longer days and less cloud cover.
The sun’s pushing up a steady supply of lettuce greens in the cold frame, a meal’s worth of kale once a week, our first full serving ever of asparagus, broccoli starts that are a foot tall, artichoke plants that are leafing out, peas that are 4-10 inches tall, and a solidly started crop of alliums (including the coming year’s supply of leek, talon/storage onion, walla walla/sweet onion, storage shallot and three varieties of garlic). The fruit trees are now dropping their petals and showing signs of set fruit (apple, pear, cherry, plum). The hops vines are almost 6 feet tall already. I’m hoping in the next month or so that we might get kiwi blossoms for the first time since planting the vines three years ago. Tomatoes and peppers are 4-12 inches tall in the garage under my miniature grow light setup. Sometime soon I’ll want to start other hot weather seeds inside. I’m fighting harder against slugs than in past springs, but they continue to ravage my carrot sprouts.