(green, but wee)
Everything is behind again this year; just like 2008, it's been another cold, wet spring here in the Great White North. Last week it was still 68F during the day, and in the low 50's at night. We've had bursts of heat, but it doesn't stick- and then it rains, lots. It's been a decent year for lettuce, but for an early start on the hot crops, not so much.
I've yet to see a bee; pollinators don't usually find my garden until early July. But this weekend I'll be changing out most of the lettuce on the ledge for flowers (a.k.a. flags for bees). That will bring them in. Meanwhile, I'm hand-pollinating the squash with a little paintbrush. The self-pollinating cukes are finally blossoming, too. Tomato cages will need to go up very soon- this weekend, if I can find the time. I'm pinching tomato blossoms off, though- the tomatoes are still too small to fruit.