My little one is 2 months old now and starting to form a schedule. The last few week I have spent most of my time feeding the Riley it seems. Turns out he was comfort nursing and not sleeping for more than an hour through the night because he had Acid Reflux and keeping him propped up didn’t help. Reluctantly, he went on meds and is now sleeping 5 hours at night and much happier. So, time to get back to blogging. Sorry for my long absence, but my free time was spent out in the garden. Now I am back.
To kick off my return, and to celebrate my blog’s 1st birthday, I have decided to do daily posts for the next month. I picked the theme of Garden ABC’s in honor of Riley. Each day I will write a post on a topic starting with a letter of the alphabet until I get to z. Look for my first post in the next few days.
April brought an abundance of rain to my garden. It was nice to forgo the watering, but it was a challenge to get all the planting finished. I planted out the cabbage, broccoli, and lettuce a lot later than I had wanted so this means the rest of my crops may have to wait longer to go into the ground as well.
The April rains also brought a bounty of weeds. I was able to keep the weeds out of the beds pretty easily, but the dandelions and bind weed are threatening to take over the rest of my garden. I try to make it out every day to pull the bind weed. This is my only strategy to get rid of it from my beds. If I keep the leaves from producing energy for the roots, they will eventually peter out and die. That is the theory anyway.
Despite the rains, my April garden was full of onions, leeks, carrots (or at least the seeds), spinach, cabbage, broccoli, peas and lettuce. Inside my peppers, tomatoes, and eggplants where growing fat under grow lights. The weather was cold with several frosts and I longed for the hot days of May.