Strawberries from the Garden

Strawberries from the Garden

May 16, 2011

Overlapping in the Garden

Okay, so the weather has been a lot cooler and wetter than usual after we had a string of crazy hot days in the 80's. So now, my veggies are all confused. My peas are just now in full bloom and yes my beans are already starting to come up. My tomato, pepper, and eggplant transplants that I started from seed are all bursting out of their little peat pots and begging for space in the garden. Oh, and did I mention every time I decide to transplant in the garden I find myself dodging rain? I'm not talking a little rain because I am the last person afraid of melting. We're talking 'fill the rain barrel all at once' showers.

Some day, maybe by the weekend, the clouds will part and there will be enough sun to dry out the soil so I can transplant my plants. I know it will take some fancy trowel work in one of my tomato beds! I wanted to be sure to utilize all of the available space so I planted my early garden peas in my tomato bed. Since the peas are not -so -early, it looks like I will be 'interplanting' my tomatoes with my peas. As soon as the peas are finished, My tomatoes should be established enough to add supports and/or cages. My tomato bed is a good example of utilizing 'overlapping' in the garden. It's a little more extreme than normal, but then in the garden it seems 'normal' is always redefining itself!

1 comment:

  1. I hear ya! My peas are slow to come up this year too! Almost time for the tomatoes and peppers to be planted.