I've figured out why they call this month "May" It may be spring. It may be winter. Some days it feels like fall. Its actually snowing now even though its in the 40s. It is overcast and raw and the sun only shines every few days but you know its on its way OUT and not IN. So it is almost tolerable. You make a little list of outside things that you want done and get those done and then head back inside.
I wanted to try this neat looking lavender cauliflower but the seeds took forever to arrive. When the seeds finally came, my cauliflower plants were already transplanted. But it didn't take them too long to catch up. They're small but they are out in the big world. The big cold world. Luckily they are used to the unheated basement so they are not too coddled.
Thanks to the world wide trade interruptions due to Covid, some things have been hard to find. If I can buy something locally instead of shipping it in, I will pay a couple bucks extra. But the options are pretty limited around here this year. I've had to ship in gallons of Neptune's Harvest fertilizer and Repels-all deer repellent. And then I had to order in Milorganite because the only stores around here that carry it are Tractor Supply and they just can't get it. The one in the next county had it but it sold out fast. At least, so far, the Espoma fertilizers are available and reasonable.
I've gotten all of the perennials fertilized and sprayed for deer. Now I have to plant up the whiskey barrels. I have some shrubs and perennials still shipping in and even though I've filled my allotted space for dahlias, I went and ordered some more on sale. If push comes to shove I have a lot of pots to use!