The peas are finally emerging! I planted these peas back in March and then they did a whole lot of nothing for a while and I thought I might have to start over. Germination was not great, so I recently added some new seeds to the bed. Still, I’m finally start to get real, edible peas for the first batch of seeds. Yay!
In the greenhouse, the tomatoes are growing so fast I can hardly believe it. I’m not exaggerating when I say the plants are adding noticeable inches of growth each day. The Sun Gold tomatoes in particular are getting tall. They are almost up to the rafters in the greenhouse. Last year, I tied the Sun Gold to the rafters because it grew so tall. Looks like I’ll need to do the same this year. I’ve also started doing some light pruning of the tomatoes to keep the plants open and airy.
The roses have finally started blooming. This pink one smells lovely.
I’ll end with my new favorite garden tool, a basic water timer. For my trees and shrubs, I water with a Ross root feeder. The whole point of the root feeder is to water just the roots to save water. It works great unless you forget to turn it off and waste a whole lot of water and end up with a huge water bill. This is why I purchased a simple mechanical water timer. It works great. When I go to water a tree or shrub I just set how long I want the water to run and it automatically turns off. Now I won’t have to wake up in the middle of the night to go out and turn off a hose I left on (yes, I’ve had to do that before). I should have bought one of these years ago.