Finally got some much needed rain. We'll see what this does to all the seeds I've put out over the last month. Maybe I'll have squash into the fall. I think I'll put out some green bean seeds in with the tomatoes and maybe when the tomatoes are gone the beans will be there. Never know if I don't try.
I think my squash is finished. The plants are diseased but they just look bad. It's been so hot for so long without rain and I guess they just plain stop producing after a while. I've got some little ones breaking ground but with this relentless heat I'll just have to wait and see what happens. So far no green beans have broken ground.
After rain from the hurricane the squash has come back alive and the green beans have broken ground. Leaf footed bugs are on the tomatoes so I pulled some of them up. Not sure what to do about these bugs.
Squash and tomatoes are producing like crazy and it's a wonderful thing that the bugs have gone into hibernation or south for the winter even though it's 84°. The bees are still out there but the squash bugs and leaf footed bugs are gone. I could live like this.
I've moved the straw bales this year AWAY from the blackberry thrones. I've only got 2 bales out there so far though. Hopefully Johnny will pick me up a few more next week and I can get the holes in the top of them.
I've got all the straw bales set up and have fertilized them many times. Lettuce is up and delicious and the green peas are starting to produce. I was the victim of an ant attack when pulling weeds out of the raised beds yesterday but I've got to get back out there today and add compost and pull a few more weeds. There are a lot of volunteer tomato plants and I' think I'm going to keep most of them.
Planted the squash seeds, cucumber seeds, blue lake seeds, and a few of the Cherokee Purple tomatoes that were ready in my green house. Also put out dill and basil that I bought at Seeds on 36th. I left a few of the volunteer tomato plants but still have a few tomato plants in the green house so not sure what I'll do when they're ready cuz I don't have room in the raised bed. 2 or 3 of them are black or something tomatoes that Penny Goode sent me seeds for. I'd like to see how they taste so I've got to plant them. Maybe in buckets??? Also planted marigold seeds my sister sent me she saved from her plants last year.
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