|Dinner, yum. And maybe one day I'll be pureeing it for babies?|
I bought a fungicide- and used the whole bottle on my tomatoes. Well, it said that I should spray them till it runs off, which I assume means that I needed to completely cover it, and for it to work it needs to get into every nook and cranny. Also I figured since it was a preventative spray also (3 in 1 for fungus and bugs) I would just spray all of my tomatoes. I found evidence of the early blight on almost all of the tomatoes in the bed (3 of them are in planters) And I wish I could get a good picture of the Big Mama, because it looks so scrawny with having all of it's branches pulled off.
I wondered if the blight had attacked my potatoes too, but I think they're still dealing with having been so dry. I hilled the potatoes again yesterday. Also yesterday I planted some basil transplants and seeds, some more zucchini and regular slicing cucumbers and I'm attempting a mini experiment with spinach, radishes and rhubarb.
I know- why am I talking about those in June? Well, I figure it couldn't hurt to try. And if nothing grows now, well then I have these nice 24" window sill planters all ready to start a fall harvest for them in August. (If it makes it better the planters have been sitting in the shed since last winter; that November I decided that I wanted to be a gardener and would grow spinach indoors.)
I feel like everything is in hiatus- not beginning but not quite finished.
Anyway, this last picture is more to show an irritation than anything else- we had a really big storm a couple of days ago. When I went out the next morning, most everything looked pretty happy that it had rained. When I checked on my lemon cukes, squash and zukes that had been in a container, they were practically floating in the soil. I ended up turning the containers on their sides so they would drain and hopefully not drown the plants. It was a LOT of water. But, the plants don't seem any worse for the wear. They almost seem bigger, in fact.
I'm sure you can find much more interesting harvests than I have to offer this time at Daphne's Dandelions