Planting days continue. Yesterday we got the Red Shiso seeds into the ground. Each year we wait until the beginning of June when the danger of frost is past. The Red Shiso is very frost sensitive. Since its the one crop we absolutely must have for the Essences, we can’t risk putting it in in May only to have it get a late frost. We hope we have waited long enough this year. Tonight’s forecast is for lows in the high thirties!
Riley is tired of planting and his work ethic took a nose dive. He mostly wanted to flop on Sophie wherever she was in the gardens. Finally, he had to be banished back to his supervisory role in the office.
Today we’ll put in the last of the vegetables and also plant a patch of buckwheat for the bees who love buckwheat blossoms. Onwards!