Despite the drought, most of my plants are growing. I water the plants, if I didn’t, they would die. The ground is deeply dry. It is too dry to cultivate. The only weeds that are growing are some very annoying grass-type-producing bulbs that are all over my garden and morning glories are spouting here and there. I have been pulling the weeds by hand.
I’m a real grouch today (it happens), so I thought I would take a few pictures of the garden. I’m not sure what ‘grouch’ has to do with garden except for the Mary, Mary quite Contrary rhyme. Earlier today, I watered the plants. Each plant has a well to hold the water and rows have a ditch to hold water. It’s the only way to insure that the plant gets the water and not the surrounding plant-less area; I certainly do not want to water paths and encourage weeds to grow.
I am happy with the tomatoes. Yesterday, I picked the first cherry tomato and another plant has one that is ripening. The big tomatoes have grown 22 inches since May 24th – how many days is that – 17 days. That is good. In this area, they typically grow up to 15+ feet during the summer. They usually grow out of the 5-foot cages, grow down to the ground (another 5 feet) and if I weave them back in and they will grow out of the cages again. They are vines, after all.
I have images and please feel free to look at them, or you can close your eyes. I just don’t mind either way. 😉 (Remember, I am a grouch today)
One of the regular tomatoes with a yard-stick. I actually carried a yard stick outside to take this picture.
This is mint. Did you know that plants in the mint family have square stems? I will dry the mint for mint tea.
This is one of the sunflowers in my garden. I have dozens of them, somewhere between 80 and 100.
A zinnia flower bud. I love zinnias. I plant them from seed and some years none germinates. This year they all did. I have red ones and pink ones. Goldfinches love the ripening seed heads.
This is a shot of the garden showing daylilies in the foreground. I planted them here many many years ago.
That is all for the garden subject.
Have a nice evening!