Our Minnesota weather is turning warm and humid, great growing conditions. The pea and pumpkin seeds I poked into the straw bales a couple weeks ago are growing big and strong. I consulted with the gardening expert, my mom, and she told me that peas, pumpkins, any viney plants like that – cucumbers, melons, etc. – don’t transplant well, so she doesn’t recommend doing starts indoors like we do with tomatoes and peppers. They do need to be started indoors a couple months before planting because they take so long to produce their fruit. She says we still have time to plant more radish seeds (they didn’t come up). I plan to put them into random bales that aren’t as full. I also put the extra tomato plants into some of the open spaces in the bales. They’re quite full, now!
The wild flowers I planted here are getting taller. I’m excited to see what flowers and colors they produce. I like the different heights and the mystery (to me) of what they’ll be.