I have taken today off from work for my birthday and so I can plant away. It is a perfect day.
I just planted the bush beans and more broccoli raab seeds, basil and swiss chard transplants, and the rosemary that I rooted over the winter.I plan to do another couple rows of beans in about 3 weeks. I also took out my meyer lemon which has baby lemons on it. I have to thank Thomas at Growing Traditions blog for inspiring me to purchase a meyer lemon.
It is a cloudy hot day and there is a 50% chance of rain.Actually the weather forecast for the next 25 days looks pretty good. It even includes rain.
Next step for the garden is to plant the flower seeds: cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias and more :) After that I will be planting my squash, melons and cucumbers, and I have had trouble with beetles on these. There is a theory that I should plant these seeds a little later, so that the beetles go to other gardens first and settle in there. A lot of folks have already planted these seeds and are ahead of me. I also purchased diva cucumber seeds because they are self pollinating and I will keep row cover over them, hopefully to keep the beetles off. Finally I will use neem oil spray--my new best friend.