It had been one nasty bummer of an early season. Just like two years ago, there was the 3 weeks of gray skies, cold night temperatures and rain and/or dampness. But I learned my lesson from Spring 2009 and I didn't try to force my babies to adapt to the nasty wet weather only to end up with weird leaf issues. Nope, I kept my seedlings inside during the nasty weather. Of course they grew to about 2 feet of straggly-ness before the sun finally came out again. But all I can say to that is...oh well, I did what any good plant Mamma would do and I dug extra deep holes , and by that I mean I had my son dig extra deep holes with a post hole digger(who says you only use them once). So now those straggly tomatoes look lovely and everything else is sprouting or has been replaced with seeds that I figure will sprout....eventually.
Oh, by the way . I was out in the garden yesterday....as I promised myself I would try to spend more time in the yard this year and less in the Air Conditioner that I treated the family to after the pool bit the dust last year....sorry getting off track....and while out in the yard I got some nice pictures of how my garden grows.
My Citrus Pot garden
Some Carrot Seedlings in a Garbage Can
Let me tell you what I did with some of those Garlic Scapes. I steamed them whole till they were just tender. Then I quickly cooled them under running cold water. I wrapped each Scape stalk in a thin thin thin slice of Serrano Ham. Then I drizzled them with a few drops each of my fancy, only bring out on special occasions, hide from the family , Gold Cask Balsamic Vinegar. Oh Man....they were so good I can hardly stand that I had to share them with my family. Okay, I shared willingly because I love my family.....don't want anyone getting the wrong impression.