Sorry about the lack of posting lately but as with so many of us who live north of the equator... it is full scale outdoor life this time of the year!
We've been experiencing heavy rain and flooding about the last week and a half. Now the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill have caused concerns but so far it looks like we are far enough north to miss the heaviest downpours. We will receive rain from the system but not like the southern part of the state. The forecast is for hot and dry starting around Monday. The garden can use hot and dry!
I've been able to do some weeding and hoeing and such when an opportunity presents itself. Not to mention taking some photos earlier this week in between rain showers. So without further chatting... here is my garden at the moment.
|The apple mint has to be cut back completely due to heavy rains bringing on disease. :(|
|Lovage, lemon thyme, parsley, and basil. I may squeeze another basil plant and another parsley in there. I got smart this year and put a tomato case over the lovage when it first came up! It survived the brutally cold winter.|
|Summer squash and one cherry tomato plant|
|Summer squash getting a close up view|
|Swiss chard in trouble from heavy rains and an intruder (squirrel?). This part of the garden is shaded.|
|The kale seems to be fine, though. It also grows in the shade.|
|Our "outside the fence" experiment with tomato plants.|
|One extra cherry tomato plant growing in a large container (yes, I did pour out all that rain water!).|
You may have noticed those little yellow thingies all over the place. We had experienced a big storm the day before and those are "seeds" from a nearby tree. Once it was dry, they were all hoed up and destroyed. Yes, the forest is always trying to take back the land!