The Garden is Growing

8 07 2008

It has been an awfully cold spring/summer here.  It’s July already, and I don’t think the temperature is ever much over the low 60s.  And the nights are still in the mid-upper 40s.  (I guess I should expect that from Alaska and be thankful I’m not somewhere else frying my tail off.)  But there are green things in my garden bed.  And flowers in my yard!  My son picked and enjoyed the first strawberry of the season.  We have been eating some lettuce and herbs here and there.  The broccoli, cabbage, snow peas, onions and potatoes seem to be doing quite well.  Actually, the potatoes grew about 2 inches overnight.  Even two tomato plant have a few blooms on them.  So I remain optimistic!  Here are a few photos for you to see…

The pretty pansies I didn’t plant 🙂

 

Broccoli and lettuce …

 

broccoli

My little helper “watering” the cabbage.

 

Hopefully the warmer temperatures will last enough for me to get at least something out of this garden!   But at least I am definitely learning a lot about cold weather gardening.





The Great Sunflower Project

28 05 2008

The Great Sunflower Project

Wild Squirrel suggested joining this neat project on her blog. The project is very easy and sounds like a lot of fun. At the same time, it will help build our understanding of bees and address the problems of colony collapse. Did you know they think that there are around 4,500 species of bees in the United States? Let’s go watch some bees!