Sarah's Garden: May Showers

Well the raised bed vegetables had a very hot and sunny first few days but thanks to the rain earlier this week they seem to be doing just fine:

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I know they don't look like much yet. Just wait![/caption]

While the picture above makes them look pretty scrawny (and they are) I am feeling hopeful because of this:

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hey it's another picture of a tomato plant[/caption]

Okay - this is a picture I take every year, I'm sure of it.  Yes, here's a blurry version from last year:

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tomato blur[/caption]

What these pictures are of, besides random tomato plant crowns, is that yellowish-green color of the new growth.  One thing I have learned over these few years is that this is a very good sign:  the plants are healthy, adequately watered and probably growing very fast.  I love seeing that "growth spurt" color - then I feel like I can relax a bit because I didn't kill all my seedlings when transplanting them.  Good news!

That's all until next week, except that I found these two cuties growing in a pot with some ginkgos:

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who are you?[/caption]

A closer look reveals:

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Swiss chard!  I let my chard go to seed last year hoping to harvest the seeds but never getting around to it (gotta get better on that) but I guess a few seeds flew into some neighboring pots!  Good thing, because my mustard greens are not looking so good.