What's New For Spring
Spring has sprung and seems to have gone...
A little late to the game, but we ordered a greenhouse and received it this last week. Our little greenhouse (7w x 7t x 12d) was set up very easily and vented in preparation for the summer heat. We now will move on to getting a device to monitor the heat and humidity and put it on our home system for some automated features. Mr. Man is managing the electronics that will allow this to be a bit hands free.
As the summer continues, we may hike up the sides to the side rails and drop a shade cloth on top. This area is the coolest area in the summer, protected from winds. This will be a great place to start some seedlings and get them out of the house (along with the plant gnats).
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It's Allium In The Family
We have several allium members growing and self-seeding. These are no maintenance plants as far as I'm concerned. We purchased some shallots a while back and I cannot remember what type they were. May have been a mixed lot. Here they are, growing like crazy. We'll need to divide them up after the leaves die off.
And finally, we have some chives. I don't remember if these are
These are great grass type plants to keep around. They have very interesting flowers that are popular with all types of bees.
Ready For Take Off
This variety of honeysuckle is edible, purported to have great effect at fighting flu when made as tea, and is the common flower and fruit producer many people ate as children.
There isn't a whole lot going on in the garden right now, but it's growing well enough. We've been focused mostly on the interior for a while. Not the exterior so much. We should be getting back in the swing of things here pretty soon.