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Garden Notes: May 2023

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Rainfall 

  • 7th-8th: 0.55″
  • 14th: 0.07″ 
  • 16th-17th: 1.05″
  • 18th: 0.37″
  • 20th: 0.2″
  • Total so far: 2.25 inches

Temperature

  • range of nighttime lows: 39 to 64°F (4 to 18°C)
  • range of daytime highs: 65 to 86°F (18 to 30°C)
Weather Notes
The second week of May saw our seasonal weather shift. We got our coldest temperatures the first week of the month, and the wind blew from northerly directions. Then, the wind started coming from the south and the temperature pattern changed. We’ve had some hot days, but mostly, it’s been glorious.

Planted

  • watermelon (Orange Glo)
  • sweet potato slips (mostly purples)
  • okra (Clemson Spineless)
  • grain sorghum (mixed seed)
  • cherry tomatoes (Matt’s Wild and Tiny Tim)
  • summer squash (Tatume)
  • winter squash (Sweet Potato)
  • pole beans (Cornfield)
  • peanuts
  • bell pepper transplants (Giant Marconi and Red)

Growing
Potatoes in the African keyhole garden
Also pictured – yarrow and butterfly weed.

Potato flowers

On the front porch trellis, I have yam berry vines growing.

Buckwheat and corn
Where’s the corn, you ask?
Finally outgrowing the buckwheat! Can you see it?

Tomatoes are flowering, but no tomatoes yet.

Harvesting & Eating
Peas, cherries, and the last of the asparagus and strawberries

Pea, asparagus, lettuce, and peanut salad

Cherry pie

The pie used up the bulk of my cherry harvest, but it’s such a treat that it was worth it. The remaining pickings will be frozen to add to jelly or wine.

Lambs quarter

Years ago, when I first started harvesting lambs quarter for eating and canning, I followed the advice to harvest it when it was under one foot tall. I cut down the stalks and picked off all the leaves. I’ve since figured out a quicker and easier way, one that gives me a longer harvest too.

Instead of cutting down the entire plant, I just harvest the clusters of leaves that grow at the end of the stalk and branches.

I cut them at the base of the leaves.

When harvested like that, all that’s required is to wash and cook them. No tough stems to discard, and the plants will grow new clusters of leaves that can be picked no matter how big the plant gets. I find I can harvest this way until they flower and go to seed. 

Canning lambs quarter, a favorite cooked green.
Oregano drying
Daikon radish over a foot long! Even though it’s large, it’s
still sweet and makes an excellent addition in our salads.
Chopped peas & asparagus, grated daikon, feta cheese, & hard boiled egg.
Kimchi

Not Harvesting

At least not harvesting much of.

Multiplier onions and garlic.

I’ve gotten a very poor harvest of these. I’m guessing it’s because our winter was so cold that most of them didn’t make it. Some years are like that.
There you have it. May has been a busy month in the garden. How about you?
Garden Notes: May 2023 © May 2023


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