Monday, June 9, 2008

It's Raining...It's Pouring

We're getting a good, slow rain today...one of those rains that wakes up a heat weary garden. I'm hoping this will give my veggies a boost.

I took a few photos right off the front porch. Check 'em out:



Another tidbit of good news...I thought my strawberry season was done, but it seems that maybe my strawberries are the everbearing variety. I've got a whole new crop coming up and it seems that these berries are larger and meatier than the last bunch. I shall reissue the slug/rolly polly war to protect these beauties! ;-)

Does anyone know if this is normal with strawberries? I'm curious about the difference in the first harvest and this one. I've added some coffee grounds and mulch to the bed and wonder if it made a difference in the berries...or maybe it's normal to have a stronger second crop??

4 comments:

DP Nguyen said...

The rain looks very pretty. I hope it gives your plants the boost they need.

I think everbearing strawberries bear fruit throughout the entire season, instead of all at once like the junebearing.

Shala said...

That rain looks so refreshing. Could you push some southward for us?

One Acre Homestead said...

Wish I could, Shala...we lived in Lubbock, TX for several years and we are VERY familiar with the dry, arid conditions in your area. I'm really impressed with everything you guys have done in your gardens!

Amy said...

I thought the first harvests with everbearing were usually the best, but I'm still pretty new at this, so I can't speak from experience. Very cool that they're coming back better then before though.

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