With much gratitude to the Rock Star for his daily watering, much of my garden is surviving the drought. I made it past the hail, and the rabbits and birds have left me some tasty delights. I have several
varieties of tomatoes, including red cherry, heirloom Cherokee Purple, Early
Girl and Roma. I’m hoping this will cover, salads, canning and sauces,
sandwiches and eating right off the vine.
Dill Head - Seeds Anyone?
My herbs are doing beautifully. Apparently, neither the
birds nor the baby rabbits like them. I
have dill, basil – lots of basil, although some of it has bolted – oregano, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
(don’t go there… it will give you an earworm).
I’ve adopted a combination of square foot gardening and the easy bag plan I found in Barbara Pleasant’s book. The bags in the center were planted
with green beans and peas that were supposed to grow up the fencing and then I
would add garden netting and teepees. Unfortunately, the birds were able to munch them
faster than I could plant new seeds and what is left in the center now is summer
squash, butternut squash and watermelon.I only put a few seeds in each bag and skipped bags in between each crop
so they will have room to spread.
Oh, and there is some grass and weeds in a space where I needed to
put down weed barrier and mulch. That's why you're not getting a full garden view photo just yet...I am totally flying by the seat of my pants.
It all seems to make sense. I sure hope
Mother Nature read the books…