Not so great.
In fact, kind of a failure. The salad greens have stayed small and puny. The seeds I planted in the garden proper have far outpaced their growth, as you can see here.
|salad table lettuce|
|lettuce in a garden bed planted 3 weeks ago|
In the meantime, in the vegetable garden itself, lettuce is coming along nicely scattered in several beds. Here is some, along with a very beautiful red-veined sorrel, which I got from Anthony's Herb Farm several years ago and which comes back reliably every year.
And I am picking a handful of strawberries every day from my strawberry bed made from concrete blocks.
I've been worried about my sugar snap peas since we have had record breaking heat -- in the 80's -- through out March and most of April, but we have had a cool down this past week and the sugar snaps are blooming (while very short! maybe due to the heat?), so hopefully I will get a harvest before it gets too hot again.
On Thursday I'm heading about an hour north to Anthony's Herb Farm up in Brighton, TN to see what Miz Anthony has available. Maybe I'll remember to take my camera (and remember to take it out!) and get some pics so you can see her Tennessee Heritage Farm (designation as a heritage farm means it has been in farm use for 100 years or more), and Miz Anthony herself (who is about 4 ft tall, well in her 80's, refers to her plants as "she" and "he", and who will insist on carrying your plants to the car for you because "they're heavy!". A few years ago she gave me a recipe for Amaretto Chocolate Mint (as in, it uses chocolate mint, the herb) Pound Cake, which was fabulous. I need to get hold of some amaretto and make it again soon.
Linked to Tuesday Garden Party; Home and Garden Thursday; Farmgirl Friday