Flip Flops and Dewy Grass, Wisteria in Bloom, and Screen Door Mornings…
Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1
Week 22: June 3, 2021
A week of flips flops and dewy grass, wisteria in bloom, and screen door mornings, and a cloud swallowtail butterflies flitting over a puddle created by sprinkler overflow.
It was a beautiful, sunny week, unseasonably warm for the first week in June with daytime highs between 94-99F (34-37c) here in the countryside in southern Oregon. The garden is planted as of May 29. The main crops, including tomatoes (transplants), zucchini, pumpkins, butternut squash, cucumbers, melons, cilantro, parsley, beets, carrots, kale, kohlrabi, shallots, radishes, and lettuce (everything planted from seeds) went in May 8. I held off on planting pepper, tomatillo, and basil transplants, along with beans (from seeds) until May 28 – just to make sure they wouldn’t get shocked by heat and cool nights. I’m glad I did. They are adapting well, after a week or so of night-time protection under milk jug cloches.
It is an exciting time, watching seeds germinate and push skyward! I am absolutely taken in by the miracle of sprouting seeds every year.