There you go, that word says it all.
Everything seems to be a real battle this year. The weather is the worst, cold and wet. The orchard garden is still too wet to plant anything. Things that I seeded a couple of months ago in the garden close to the house, came up, and then did nothing. I just reseeded arugula, salad greens and spinach. The chard needs reseeding too. The broad beans, or at least the ones that haven't been eaten off yet, are doing great. There's a big rabbit around that we see occasionally. I think that must be what's dining on the broad beans and the peas. I had long narrow pieces of gauzy fabric laid over them, but now they are too tall. The broad beans are disappearing again. I've already reseeded them once, and now I have more seeds to do it again.
At least the night temperatures now are closer to normal, but the daytime temperatures are more below normal than not. It keeps raining.
6:30 this evening I dashed off to the Otter Co-op to buy a roll of chicken wire, and then spent an hour out in the rain getting some posts pounded in and the wire up around peas, beans and the stuff I just reseeded.
I asked David if he was into rabbit hunting.
He said they are too cute.
I have seedlings in the greenhouse. The tomatoes are doing fine. The broccoli seedlings that I was too scared to put out because of the rabbit, are now being decimated by mice, I guess, that are getting into the greenhouse. They have also eaten some tiny lettuce seedlings off, and some of the zucchini seeds that were planted have been completely removed. Tonight I have those three flats balanced on the tops of tall buckets and pots. The only way the mice can get at them is to take a flying leap from the potting benches.
I wouldn't put it past them.
Mouse traps are in order I think.
The Abbotsford Farmers Market opens for the season tomorrow. Rain is forecast.
Spring is a write-off.
Roll on Summer!