Yellow Straightneck Squash and Zucchini are growing in leaps and bounds. So are the green beans and basil. In the tub behind this one, I am waiting patiently for the cantaloupe to do something. Actually, I started those with seeds and nothing happened (according to my impatience!) and so I got some plants. Then my seeds sprouted so I have more cantaloupe than planned. No complaints.
We've surrounded the hotter west side of the pond with flower boxes for shade to keep the water and fish cool, and it is working. The white floaters are styrofoam plates which are temporary water lilies until my lily pads emerge from their rootballs. The papyrus and lysimachia are potted and sitting on concrete blocks which have openings where the fish can hide. We have four 29 cent goldfish, and they are happy little guys. The filter we got is doing a heckuva job, keeping the water clear.
The pepper and beets are so lush, already. I couldn't be happier. The beets will be all those new colorful varieties, like yellow, red/white, red and orange. And there'll be beet greens to eat too.
Dinner Plate Dahlias, and then rutabaga!
I've been holding off on finishing the planting until today. The day after Mother's Day is when the plant sales really happen. I can get great deals if I am there at the right time.
The red onions have grown three inches in as many days, and yet I still await the sprouting of parsley, chives and cilantro seeds. Patience...