Plant, plant again.
Early Sunglow corn had great germination.
Honey Select corn not so much. You can see how much I had to reseed, and both beds were like this.
Although the sugar snap peas are doing great (even with the 97F heat of yesterday)...
The shelling peas were a bust and, unfortunately, it's too late for reseeding. One pea plant from a double 12' row, an entire large packet of Burpee Garden Sweet seeds, is nothing to blog home about.
A small packet of Thomas Laxton peas from Mike the Gardener fared a tiny bit better, giving me three shoots. Thankfully Costco sells frozen organic sweet peas for a decent price.
The Gonzales cabbages, although looking a bit chewed, are all surviving. The Golden Acre cabbages are keeling over and dying, one right after the other.
Only two broccoli plants survived a possible cutworm attack, so 3 tiny seedlings have been planted in another area of the garden, along with 2 Golden Acre cabbage seedlings (I know you can't see them, but they are there). Fingers are crossed, but I do have a few backups.
I did have quite a nice showing of parsnips, a 6' double row, but it looks like they have come under bird attack. I had already seeded the open areas, and those seeds have not yet germinated, so now I have no idea where to fill in the missing plants. I guess I'll just have to leave this bed alone. Since the radishes in this bed have been chewed by wireworms, I suppose the surviving parsnips will also get attacked.
These carrots, in the kennel garden, are growing fine. Too bad all I planted was one small square. I've already complained enough about the entire missing carrot bed, so I'll say no more about that.
It doesn't look like it's going to be a real great gardening year by the way it has begun. The sweet onions are not nearly as nice as in past years, the bean seedlings are being decapitated, and the rasperrries are about a month late. I picked two of the first three ripe strawberries last night, but the pill bugs got the third. On the bright side, the lettuce and spinach plants have been thriving, as are the pepper and tomato plants. The potatoes are looking like the best ever, some are even beginning to blossom! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the critters stay away from the tiny squash, cucumber and melon seedlings.
Is your garden doing better or worse this year? Am I alone in my