whew! think I'm finally catching a break from birthdays, holidays, school extras and my writing deadlines. Was glad to get back in my garden today for more than a few moments of pulling up grass trying to inch in.
all the cucumbers are finally in the ground. the ones (set A) I put in the ground a week or so earlier look better than the ones I put outside during the day/inside at night(set B) until today while waiting for first true leaves.
set A has a stronger stem and really rich, dark green leaves. these are hardly bothered by the wind.
set B are taller, weakish steam and lighter green. Some look better than others. The wind currently has these guys down on their side.
I put in stake/net stuff to brace my cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes.
I have 3 watermelon's going. I put one in the ground today. The other two are in a bigger temp container and so far are getting big and strong that way.
My corn is just shooting up. looks like I have room for a few more rows, so I'll be poking a few more of those seeds in the ground soon.
I've gotten 2 strawberries off my 3plants so far. small, but tasty. Currently have a small bundle of flowers on each plant now.
The potatoes that were flooded look...exactly the same. just a hole with soupy looking mud in there. still waiting to see if they're going to do anything or if they died. Is there something I can plant between those potatoes so the space isn't wasted incase they don't make it or that can survive the tight quarters if they do come up? the potatoes are planted about a foot apart. I have sunflowers I can poke in unless they'll shade the potatoes too much?
Started a garden when Son wanted to grow carrots. When not reading, in the dirt, canning or baking, I write Country, Contemporary Romances.