So, I finally got to planting the new tomato seeds. Awesome! But I noticed something as I was planting. The sky looked ominous…. but I soldiered on….
I got all four of these planted as well as some thyme before the sky opened up and poured! Good news, no watering in the new planting. It was handily done for me!
As you can see, it really came down. You may also notice that the zucchini, cilantro, and peas are all gone. It was time. Other things are doing wonderfully, though. Take a look at these beauties.
And I learn something new every day. For instance, poppies only last one day! [You can see the white one is already looking sketchy.] By the next day, they’re gone. I’m planning to leave to pods on the stalks to dry out so that I can harvest the seeds.
Funny story – as I was looking over the beets, I noticed that “one of these things is not like the other”. Hmmm. What could that really large plant be that is invading the beet square? Whoops! Turns out it was not one, but three ground cherry plants. We grew them in one of the pots last year, but some naughty birds must have transported fruits to the bed. Well, we didn’t care for them last year and we can’t have them crowding out the beets, so back to groundhog feeding land (back of the yard) they went.
We also had a visitor on the melon flowers:
Melons, by the way are growing beautifully. Not so much the cucumber – but it’s getting there. We are in for a good crop of Hot Sunset peppers!
Also planted a bit of seed paper (thyme) so I’ll see how that goes. A recent conference had the name badges made out of this paper, so that we can recycle. Hope they’ll sprout!
This week – planting oregano, basil, and garlic chives. Had to stop before it poured on me! *UPDATE* It’s Monday night and the oregano, basil and garlic chives are planted. Here’s hoping for a savory summer!