Saturday, June 23, 2007

Things just did not work out to go to the farmer's market today. We ended up laying a small patio of paving stones next to the larger one, that has been on the list for months! But today was the perfect day to finish it.

I cannot believe how much everything in the garden has grown in one short week. The rain we got a few days ago really jump-started everything. I saw my first little inch-long zucchinis today, and there are a few tiny tomatoes on the Bloody Butcher tomatoes.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I've missed two, or maybe three, Farmer's Market Saturdays. First we were putting a roof on the house, last week didn't have much in the garden. I haven't even made any soap recently. But with yesterday's rain, I think the lettuce has grown quite a bit, I could probably take a cooler or two full of lettuce to the market on Saturday.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Bird's-eye view
Reading from left to right - I have 5 rows of various types of lettuce, 4 rows of sweet corn, 1/2 row of cucumbers, 1/2 row of yellow squash, 1 row of zucchini (I'll probably regret it) 1 row of mortgage-lifter tomatoes, 1 row of bloody butcher tomatoes, 1 row of qualiT-23 tomatoes, some sage, some chives, and some rhubarb. In the buckets are Brandy-Boy tomatoes. It has been so dry here, I am watering with a sprinkler. The hairy galinsoga are back- they are peeking out of every single hole I have punched in the fabric, and all around the edges of my garden. At least there's not a million of them this year, only thousands.
I put the trellis up for the cucumbers today. First I drove a fence post, then attached the pre-assembled trellis to the fence post with wire ties (zip-ties).
After I took the photo, I also put up some tomato cages for the QualiT-23 tomatoes, but I will have to trellis the mortgage-lifters and the bloody butchers.
I took this photo from the top of my roof. I climbed the TV antenna. It was about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and I was barefoot. I forgot that hot asphalt is HOT! I hope the picture is in focus, because I couldn't think of anything else but getting down off that roof!

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