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Garden 100% Planted

My Garden is now fully 100% planted.  Corn was planted on May 3, 9 celery plants on or about May 4, six Roma tomato plants were planted on May 4, peppers on May 5, and King of the Garden lima beans on May 6, 8 cucumber seedlings on or about May 10 along with bush green bean seeds.  The garden experienced some patchy frost on the morning of the 18th of May.  Luckily, no plants were damaged by this late frost.  The weather has been cooler than normal and fairly wet.  Two inches of rain fell within about 2 hours on May 21st, along with some pea sized hail.  A few of the lettuce leaves sustained some minor holes, but nothing too severe.  The forecast is for drier and warmer weather for about the next week.  The cool season plants like lettuce, radish, onions, cabbage, broccoli, etc. are really growing well.  With all of this rain, slugs are becoming a problem on the lettuce. About the only thing you can do is hand pick them off of the plant.  I hand picked a few cabbage worms off of the brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage plants.  If the worms get any worse, I will have to spray them with Spinosad. A few of the broccoli plants have very small heads forming already.  Harvest continues on the lettuce, green onions, and radish.  The Red Norland potato vines are growing like made and a few of the vines will probably start blooming within the week.  Check out my Facebook page for updated photos of my garden.  May is my favorite gardening month.  Happy Planting!!

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