The past week was perfect for the beginning of the 2010 vegetable garden at Marr Haven. The temps were in the 70's - not too hot to work, with a slight breeze to keep the no-see-ums away (little gnat type bugs that bite). We have many, big shade trees around the house which means the garden is at the edge of the sheep pasture to get full sun and that means, fences all around. This was the year to take it all apart and set up again...thank heavens there's only a 2-3 year repetition of the fence part.
The plants went in last Wed am, we are trying a new yellow sweet pepper this year. Can you see the tiny little pepper that is already formed in the center.
Last year we tried Mustard Spinach for the first time, it is a fast grower as you can see by the row showing today. The seeds are not as big as a pin head and were planted only 4 days ago.
Now this week's heat and humidity will be a delight for all the growing things...and I will stay out of the sun as much as possible.