Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Garden Journal - May 22
The chollas are blooming - aren't they just gorgeous? The flowers kind of close up in the evening.
And the hollyhocks (right) are about to burst into bloom. They are so amazing - they come up in all kinds of random places, and survive with no intentional watering. But if I try to plant them somewhere, they never seem to take. They just do their own thing. What a gift!
Not too much else is new since last week, except... the sugar snap peas are fat and sweet, and we ate about a pound of them this weekend! Since I planted them on Presidents' Day, I calculate that it took about 90 days to harvest. This is interesting, because the packet says 60-70 days. I usually don't remember to compare, but I feel like things always take longer for me! Now I wonder if planting them later would be better.
I planted some cilantro in the back yard in the shade, and some marigold and basil seeds around the edges of the tomato beds.