Boy, has it been raining a lot around here.  And cold too!  The high for the day was 55F.   I would say that it has rained most of the last two weeks, and been cold.  Some of the storms have been windy enough for tornados.  Fortunately, we all have been safe. 

But it has put a huge damper on gardening.  I have been using my handy dandy Clyde’s Garden Planner to determine when to plant my summer crops.  The time is now, but it is too cold.

I have a lot of things I need to plant now, or two weeks ago, but it is too cold for the seeds to germinate.  So, I did the next best thing.  I got some Jiffy Pellets (in bulk from the local Nusery) and planted my corn, Zuchini, okra, two kinds of pickling cukes, pie pumpkins, hubbard squash, nastushums, giant sunflowers, Lemon Queen sunflowers, parsley, and columbine.  As you already know, I have three kinds of tomatoes growing outside (Al Kufa, Matt’s Wild Cherry, and Amish Paste).  They have been transplanted from yogurt cups to cottage cheese containers.  Can’t wait to pop them into the ground.

In the mean time, I picked up some beneficial nematodes, to take care to the radish maggots, and to make sure my dog, Lucy, doesn’t get fleas this summer.  They work great for fleas.  Kills to larva in the ground.  I might be able to put that down Monday evening.  I at least need a few days of no rain, so they can get into the ground/not get washed away.

Lucy