I missed going to my house for a few weeks in April and the weeds just exploded! I spent many hours hacking and spraying them, but for all the work, this is my favorite time of the year. There lupines are in full bloom with the red clover and golden poppies just getting going. And my tree frogs move back to the greenhouse in anticipation of the heat that is just around the corner. But the vermin are active again and my fight with them continues.
This year I planted my winter garden of onions and garlic as usual, but the voles have eaten most all of the onions. Out of 100 plants, I have about 8 of them left. I am so mad because that is my favorite crop! The carrots are doing okay, not as good as last year because a bit less rain, but there were some oddities there as well.
The fun of gardening is that you get to be the one who digs up these strange things. I have planted a bunch more to try and get a 2nd crop in before the summer heat comes, so we will see what happens with those carrots.