Peas are nearly 100% germinated! I planted three additional pea seeds this weekend.
Beets are around 50% germinated and what a disappointment. The seeds had clumped together so I moved them apart knowing that they don’t do well at all with root disturbance but they are totally fine!
Lettuces, Arugula and Radish are thriving.
Tomato seedlings coming up strong.
STRANGE GARDEN HAPPENINGS:
– I have a random onion growing in my lettuce. I didn’t even plant onions.
– Several of my tulips have been severed just below the bloom. Not a clean cut and the pathetic, once-beautiful bloom lies languishing on the hot soil. At first I though it was some little punk kid but it is so random and happened in my fenced-in backyard too.
– I had finally given up on growing astilbe as it was the most unproductive, sickly looking plant in my plot and I was unable to make them happy. So I pulled a dead plant last fall and angrily threw the dead root ball into the corner of my yard. I was cleaning up that corner yesterday and picked up the root ball to break it up into my compost and the freakin’ astilbe was growing prolifically! Roots exposed to the sky all winter! So I put him back in the ground and now I know what to do next year.
It was a beautiful weekend in Missoula. Pushing eighty degrees, blue sky, animals frolicking in the back yard. I started to build a lean-to for garden equipment storage. I hope to finish it by tomorrow and will post pics.