I've been pretty sick over the last week or so. Nothing horribly serious unless you like breathing. I've been told not to do anything strenuous until the inflammation is down. Stay home. Now they didn't tell me to stay out of the garden. Silly doctors. They really ought to tell you the important things.
The carrots were put in a while ago and I had to keep watering them two times a day. Nothing too strenuous I promise. I should have just put a board over them. I have to look in on the seedlings that are all outside now under the row cover. We have had unusually warm weather so luckily I haven't had to drag them inside and out. It has been windy but the row cover keeps them pretty safe.
Last week when the weather man predicted some really nice weather for this week, I put some of my beans in paper towels to speed their germination. On Monday I noticed they were starting to get a bit too germinated so had to get them in the ground. I just couldn't bear to kill them off. Then when you plant beans. You have to put in the trellis.
I decided to make a trellis out of the bamboo poles I have. Hopefully it will be sturdy enough to hold all those pole beans I planted. I put the diagonal supports on today since I was chased inside by a bad coughing fit before it was done. But now the beans can grow. Planting beans on May 3rd is just unheard of here. The soil is usually too cold. Our weather has been a couple weeks ahead of schedule this year. I wish it would have let me know in advance so I could have planned for it.
Now I haven't planted all my beans yet. I'm planning on saving the seed I wanted to grow for the new garden. This was just seed I had a lot of. I planted Trail of Tears, Ottawa Cranberry, and Kentucky Wonder. I plan to put them in at the new house too if the garden gets constructed soon enough. These are all pole beans.
The bush beans this year at this house will be from the grocery store. We have a local bean farm that puts out very nice beans. I figure since it is just about thirty minutes away from my house their beans have to be well adapted to the area. I'll buy the packs I usually buy to eat and plant some of them. I did a germination test on some Jacob's Cattle beans and they germinated well. Some of those even made it into the soil. I'll probably add some to the new house too. Jacob's Cattle beans are just wonderful for baked beans. They are the old variety that used to be grown around here all the time.