We had another storm roll through here this week which brought lots of wind, about an inch of rain, and left us without power for about 40 hours. No tornado activity in our area, which we are thankful for. We pulled out the generator and kept our fridge, freezer and cooler running. The gardens all fared very well and everything looks very green.
The flowers of this biennial attract parasitic wasps which help us control thrips and aphids.
The Monarch butterfly eggs have hatched already and they are busy munching the milkweed plants. I do not have too many plants and they show growth later in the spring, so there are not a lot of leaves for these little fellas to eat. Hopefully the plants will start growing with the moisture and warm weather ahead.
Progress in the garden.
The peonies are now being cut so we will have lots of stems at the market on Saturday along with Sweet William, Bellflower, Yarrow and more. We will also be offering green onions and fresh herbs.