I was not looking forward to going to the garden tonight since-surprise-we are getting more rain! However, since I had not been to the garden in a few days, I wanted to make sure that "everybody" was doing OK! Aside from the days of rain, we had relatively high winds earlier in the week. I also wanted to do a bug check as many fellow gardeners are reporting a few bug problems.
I am happy to report that my garden appears to be doing very well! The worse thing was that my Dahlia had fallen over...I really need to finish the raised bed around the perimeter and get what few plants I have in the ground!!
What I accomplished tonight:
- Thinned out radish sprouts (see photos below)
- Cut off wilting/dead leaves
- Took an inventory of any bug problems
- Picked 'suckers' off the tomato plants to encourage growth (so they don't take energy away from yummy tomato production)!
Here are photos from thinning my radish sprouts (before, during & after):
Other highlights from today:
'Early Girl' Tomatoes are growing!
Sugar Snap Pea sprouts
My growing 'Red Beauty' Pepper
My Howden Pumpkin trying to take over!