After several unfulfilled forecasts of rain, we finally got a nice little shower yesterday. We had above normal temperatures for several days. Above normal as in 15 – 20 degrees above normal, which my cabbage plants were not enjoying at all. On top of that, the ground was getting pretty dry. With seeds in the ground I found myself watering the garden a little bit in the evenings, so a nice rain shower was a very welcome sight.
The sky was clearing, so after the dinner dishes were done, I headed outside to take a look at the garden. Finally, my kale, spinach, lettuce and carrots are emerging. The onions are growing well and with the rain and cooler temperatures, the cabbage and broccoli look happy and content.
Then I looked at the asparagus patch. OMG!!! This vegetable is amazing. Just a couple of days ago I found the first little spears beginning to pop thru the soil and last night this is what I cut.
As quickly as asparagus grows, there will be at least this much more to cut today and we’ll continue to have beautiful stalks of asparagus to cut for the next few weeks. With a beautiful sunny day in the 60’s, I think some grilled hamburgers and asparagus will make a wonderful dinner tonight 🙂