After two beginning weeks of paradise weather (for May here….) dry sunny warm beautiful, we were seduced into planting a lot of things….luckily they were in soon enough to get “rooted” since the LAST two week of May have ended up putting this month on track as the 3rd wettest Portland May ON record….in fact a few trees ’round town gave out and fell over just yesterday…..leaving Highway 30, for example, closed completely for 22 hours. What a month!
But forecast for June, week one? CLEAR dry warm again…….and all the next week the same! This means the ‘gamble’ always taken planting corn seeds (in a safe place) WILL be transplanted this w/e into their new garden spot:
The ONLY thing looking ragged out there was the basil when I checked this morning…..here’s this year’s garden last night:
.*In that pic (corn goes in that empty spot)….are: rhubarb, lots-o-potatoes, sunflower starts, carrots up, hot peppers, leeks, shallots, garlic, rosemary, oregano, chives, celery, fennel, lettuce, tomatillos, bay laurel..and hiding behind those pink walled mini-greenhouses are the ‘maters……..what’s ready to eat? leeks, lettuce, herbs.
Yesterday WAS a big day ANYWAY……I removed one of two ornamental cherry trees that, now in their 30th year, are getting very ragged AND covering up light that all the berm shrubs/trees now need….I am one tired old guy today, but some berm spots are seeing sun for the first time ever:
**Yes, the last of the stump must come out………and one more entire tree…..THAT will wait a couple months.