On Sunday, we went up to the retirement property. I took a spider plant to put in the greenhouse with the hibiscus tree which is growing at a phenomenal rate and the avocado tree which has grown another three inches. Further more, we have a fourth tree sprouted in the pot! At this rate, I will have an avocado jungle before it is all said and done. It amazes me, but thinking about it, I guess the trees thrive in hot places, so the greenhouse is a perfect place for them.
I meant to take pictures, but unfortunately, I forgot my phone.
Which is a shame, because I really wanted to get pictures of the mushroom logs. The garden is looking great. The heavy storms of this past week have really made things pop. My cucumber project? I was afraid to look, but they are growing well, and when I pulled the pots out of the barrels to check, the roots were growing right out of the pot like they were supposed to. I really wanted to get pictures of that for Northsider, but it will have to wait another week.
I got the the tomatoes and peppers hoed, and I got to work tilling around the squash. Then the tiller died and would not stay running. Tim will have to take a look at that. Figures, though, doesn't it. When you're trying your best to get the most done in the small bit of time you've got to call your own, there's always some darn thing to hold up progress.
The peas are coming up. The zucchini and the summer squash, the cantelope and the pumpkins are all coming up. My little tomato plants that I started from my very own saved seeds look very nice. The pepper plants, also from my own saved seeds, are small but healthy looking. The corn is up, the potatoes look great, I've got volunteer potatoes coming up from previous years all over the place. My onions look nice. Carrots and cabbages too. For whatever reason, I'll have to replant the beans, it looks like, but over all, I'm happy.
It was a departure from the norm for me. Usually, I plant what I think I'll need. This year, I planted everything and lots of it. I figure that whatever I don't need I can give away. Abundance is never a problem, right?
As we pulled in the driveway, I saw a groundhog running from the garden, up towards the berry patch. I pointed him out to Tim. He said, "I was watching the one that was running this way," pointing in the opposite direction.
I said, "You need to bring your gun next time we come." He agreed.
Why do critters have to be so pesky? They can have anything they want outside the fence, but they are bound and determined to work their way under that garden fence!