The good folks at the Backyard Gardeners booth at the Delano Community Farmer’s Market were handing out free Milkweed seeds this past Wednesday. If you haven’t heard yet, the Monarch butterflies ran into bad weather in their wintering sites in Mexico and this took a toll on their population numbers. As they return to their Summer stomping grounds here in the Great Plains and the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., it would be really nice if we made food and shelter available for them. I think I missed their migration North but hopefully my Milkweed plants will be mature enough for them to get nutrients for their trip South during the Fall.
The Delano Community Farmer’s Market meets every Wednesday from May to October at the Senior Center at 200 S. Walnut in Wichita.
There will be peas. Next year I will plant peas on the first of March (zone 6 here) and I will plant a lot of them!
The second tomato plant to produce fruit in my garden is the Galina tomato plant. Galina tomatoes are cherry type tomatoes. They are very pretty yellow tomatoes and have a good sweet flavor with a tinge of acid. The plant is an indeterminate plant so it needs to be supported by stakes, cages or some other method. This tomato is of Russian provenance.
Over and out.