Yes, stalled. At least garden-wise.
This has been our third morning in a row that we've had a light frost to greet us. (Mr. Gore, can we talk?) To say much hasn't been growing in the garden is an understatement. But the fact that everything is still alive (let's keep our fingers crossed) is the good news.
Curiously, the strawberry plants have blossoms and even some small green berries showing. And this is earlier than usual for us.
I put zinnia transplants out earlier this week, but covered them with plastic cloches. Good thing as they need heat to grow and right now would probably appreciate small electric heaters next to them under their protective covers.
Out of six varieties of lettuce planted from seed, only two have peeked through the soil so far. Lettuce likes to germinate in cooler weather so what's with the other four varieties?
I have my slicing cukes and pepper plants snuggled down under cold frames and they are seemingly surviving in good shape.
The peppers were transplants, and I normally get more to harvest from them than we can use. Hoping this will happen again. Gotta admit their leaves in this picture do, however, look as though they may have gotten a little colder than they like.
I started these cucumber plants inside and will thin them to just three as soon as I am sure I have three healthy ones. I find that number is just right for their space and as soon as they start bearing . . . well, we have cucumbers coming out of our ears.
Of course, there's more than the above to see in the garden even though I'm cutting back this year. (Believe it or not.) There are too, too many projects to work on this summer season than we have time for so we're trying to make wise decisions on where to spend our time each day. This includes prioritizing for more down time and recreation for both of us. Try as we might, we can't seem to find more hours in each day so now we're trying to make better use of those we have.