Sunday, July 22, 2018

weekend update

The front-door pot is looking pretty good! Leadwort in front-door bed is doing fine (no pic).

Tomatoes are taking advantage of their new freedom. Got two more Sungolds.

The east bed has also really filled in. As suspected, I put in too much. The Philadelphus should end up taller that all the other stuff, so the proportions are all off now. The "May Night" salvia (purple flowers) are really taking over. I'll take the weed-suppressing cover, though.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

weekend update

As promised, The Tomato Lady posted earlier this week that it was time to finally take the row cover off! Man, were my tomatoes squarshed-looking. I tried to free a few ends, hopefully they will spread out some more. Plenty of flowers under there. The Sungold has set fruit and I even found two ripe ones waaaay in the back. We ate them.

I picked up a couple of sage plants and a shishito pepper plant at the farmers market, they're doing ok.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

words of encouragement

... from The Tomato Lady: Hang in there!
According to the weather apps, we are almost into the monsoon season here in Santa Fe. Historically it starts around the second week of July — let’s hope so. I for one am looking forward to it — we need the rain plus I would like to see my plants. So be patient if you have your tomato plants covered with row cover. Some of you may be tempted to take them off early but we’ve waited this long and we are almost there.

She must have bigger cages than I do. Get back in there!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

weekend update

Tomatoes are getting too big for their wraps. So I polled The Tomato Lady about when it was safe to take off the row cover. She wrote a nice reply saying she'd do a blog post when she took her covers off! Basil is doing well.

I put out the yard sprinklers for the new grass, the existing grass, and to see what weeds germinate. Mostly pigweed and purslane. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of dead-looking grass plugs that revived with a few days of watering. Taylor continues to be a butt about digging up the "lawn."

East bed is filling in a bit more.