Thursday, May 13, 2010

Still Growing

The month of May is always an exciting, yet challenging, time in the garden here. The promise of summer weather is in the air some days, while occasional snow flurries remind us winter is not yet passed. Crops such as garlic, sweet onions, shallots and head lettuce are growing well in the field right now, while the young carrot seedlings are slower to get their start in the cool weather. The dahlia tubers have been planted, but will take a couple of weeks to push their first leaves through the earth (if they know what's good for them). Darrin and I transplanted the greenhouse tomatoes last weekend - the last 'big' project until the baby arrives. I just might try and take it easy the next couple of weeks! Our outside tomato and sweet pepper seedlings, as well as more head lettuce seedlings, are growing vigorously in the protected comfort of our propagation room, reminding us that they will be ready to be planted around the first of June.

My belly is near full capacity right now, and we are both so anxious to meet the little one! He entertains me daily with his uteral acrobatics and promises to keep me busy once he is born. With a due date of May 26th, we know he could come any day now! I'm still feeling great, albeit heavy in the middle, and am so thankful to have had such a healthy and active pregnancy. Darrin and I look forward to seeing you later this summer at the K. Falls Farmers' Market with baby in tow!