We've had unseasonably cool weather here at the vineyard. We'll even come close to a late freeze tonight. While there's been plenty of rain, the coolness of the season is going to change the progress of the garden this year. I hope that the grapes will be nurtured by this weather, and produce delicious grapes.
While the peas are sprouting, I despair over anything else popping out of the ground. Two of the children have been brutal. One has stomped over all the garden, just at the time when I expected to see a sprout. He was particularly harsh on the mounds where I had planted potatoes and cucumbers. Alas, I love cucumbers from the garden. The other toddler has almost flooded the seeds with over watering. We've had plenty of rain. I suspect that there has been too much water for there good. With three children, I know better than to plant all the seeds at once. Beside, incremental planting is wise for the lettuce and carrots. I may have better luck with the progression over the next few weeks' plantings. We'll see. At this point, I'm only confident that my previous efforts this spring will produce peas.