So far this morning I picked a couple of ripe tomatoes (Heirloom Bali - one of my absolute favorites for flavor). Then I checked for hornworms and was planning on picking spinach but had to go and help my daughter load up horses to take to the vet. Lots more gardening on the agenda yet for today. We're experiencing some unseasonably cool weather here in Texas. It was only 64 degrees this morning when I went out into the garden. That is unheard of here in Texas in July! Sure enjoying it!
Picked my first greenbeans of the season and watered. Picking up some plant food tonight. Its a perfect time to get it into the soil as we have been getting rain on and off for several days now (and due for several more)
I didn't do anything in the garden today, but I did can 7 quarts of dill pickles by using up the last of the cucumber crop. I am going to try growing cucumbers this fall and I am going to start more dill in August. Haven't tried to grow fall cucumbers and I don't know if dill will germinate and live until cooler weather, but I am going to try it. I only started gardening last fall, so almost everything is an experiment.
It stands about 4' tall so I would imagine it would be more than enough for 1 plant.
Also finished weeding and forgot I had some roofing slate layin around so I decided to lay some down to walk on:
I know they are a bit fragile but will cover the ground and prevent me from having to do any weeding for quite some time. It doesn't look horrible by any means and was cheaper than spending another $80-$100 for stone for the rest of the garden.
Looks great little soldiers all in a row! should be easy pickins! LOL It poured down rain here for the past 3 days and we are expecting more rain for the next week! I need to go out and prop up my sunflowers, and a couple of tomatoes that fell over in the rain. Maybe take a few more photos!
I got half way through shooting my garden update and my phone died now just letting it charge while I hope my son stays asleep ! He and I were up at 4 this morning we had a great play session befor he fell asleep again
nice garden by the way!! I collect paving stones from Ontario North West Territories and some from Alberta. All free all great but I have been collecting for 4 years and still don't have enough for my garden