Last year I ended up planting three successive generations of corn — the first two flights were sown during warm spells, only to rot in place when subsequent Spring days turned cold (corn seeds need very warm soil to germinate — sissies one and all). This year I started the corn (“Bodacious”) in the green house, and waited until today to bring the little souls out into the Wilds. We’re looking at a string of beautiful, warm Oregon days coming up and are hopeful this group’ll do well.
Barring a massive plant/weather disaster in coming weeks, this concludes our planting (12 beds-worth plus a green house full of heat-loving peppers) until mid-Summer, when we’ll start installing the Fall & Winter gardens).
Here north of Boston, I’ve got thirty-nine tomato plants of thirty-three varieties potted (or bagged) out and staked. The electrical crews that showed up at the height of Hurricane Sandy to fight the transformer fire severely topped a couple of oaks just south-west of the driveway extension that serves as my tomato garden, and there seems to be more late-afternoon sun now, which I’m hoping will make the little plants happy. (Last summer’s cold and rain made for a truly dreadful tomato season — the bar is set low.) The potted oregano overwintered itself again, so once we’ve gone back to the local nursery for a half-dozen basil plants (and probably a couple more impulse tomatoes), my vegetable garden will be set for the summer…
How are things in your gardens right now?