It has been a week since I last posted about my garden, and everything is taking off real fast. In my pond, I’ve the Lily pads, they come up every year, and I repotted them this year, after reading up on it I realized that I had too much dirt in there and used the wrong type of pot. I’ve the Water hyacinth, and also added another free-floating perennial aquatic plant that I purchased at the nursery, I’m hoping that they won’t take over my pond like last year.
It’s nice and sunny today, I might go strawberry picking this afternoon. Ira farm is closing down his strawberry farm and this would be his last season, kind of sad to see him go since he has been there for over 31 years, and I think he is either a 5 or 6th generation farmer, I’ve to check again to make sure.
My string beans along with the English Ivy start to climb up the trellis.
This is my first year growing peas and they look very healthy, but next time I’ve to plant them outside the A Frame, it’s kind of hard for them to climb up, and I have to go out there every day to make sure they are doing okay.
I’m going organic this year, and my Thai eggplants have little holes in them, other than that they look very healthy.
My sweet basil, the more I break off the bigger they get, I really enjoy eating them but it’s a different breed from the one that I buy from the Hmong store.
My pickling cucumber plants start to climb up the A Frames, at the rate that they’re growing I think they’d cover the A Frames in no time.
I’m not sure if these mushrooms are eatable, I have several patches here and there. When I was little growing up in Thailand, my mom would take the wild mushrooms and boil them with rice to see if they’re eatable, and if the rice turned yellow, then it’s poisonous. I don’t know if any of you have heard or did something like this as well.
Amongst these rains that we’ve been getting, not everything is happy, my garden nearly flooded and the parsley didn’t do too well, you can say part of it drowned. I have to clear some area out and put down new seeds.
I did get to try the watermelon treat, it was good but I think I put too much limeade in it and made it too sour. The mint tea recommended by Cambree is great, I think I’ll be drinking more mint tea from now on.