When it becomes garden time, this blog could be one of the most boring in all of the blogosphere; however, my little patch helps keep me on an even keel, so I like to add a pic here and there just as a record for myself of what I planted when and how things are growing.
It’s just been about 2 weeks since I put in the last photo, but the entire plot looks so much greener. The lettuce is still going gangbusters, and most of the beans have started on their second set of leaves. I didn’t over-plant this year, so I’ve had to go back and drop in a seed or two in places where the originals didn’t sprout. I have a total of 7 tomato plants and 4 sweet peppers, not counting the 1 volunteer tomato that I discovered a couple days ago; it probably came from the compost that I added last winter.
I need to get in and hoe out the chickweed and elm tree sprouts that would cover the ground if it weren’t for the vegetable plants; however, unfortunately–or fortunately–we have had enough odd showers to keep the garden soil a bit too moist for that task.
The neighbors across the street are having a garage sale, which they started preparing for before 6 AM. Of course, Annie couldn’t stay settled with the commotion, so we’ve been up since that time; quite early to get up on a Saturday, but I’ve gotten the back patio swept of most of the remaining oak leaves and the nasty pollen crap that they put out in the spring. I love my shady oak tree, but keeping the patio clean is an almost never-ending story. Oh well, just like my garden, the patio with its shade-covered pergola is one of my favorite parts of my house.
OK, yes, it’s Saturday, and now 10 AM; it’s time for a shower and out to take care of any number of errands. Tomatoe cages, for one. Definitely need more tomato cages.
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