I did a bit of gardening this morning. It's getting to be so awfully hot outside and it's still so dry - our rains haven't kicked in yet. The aphids are running amok and sucking the life out of my tomatoes.
I pulled all the cucumbers and pumpkins out. They were pretty much gone anyway. And I mercilessly trimmed all the tomatoes of dead or diseased growth. We have eaten, probably, the last big haul of tomatoes, but there are still a surprising number of green ones out there. I think I'll call this year a success for tomatoes!
We have counted and re-counted and my pink lemon tree has 11 lemons on it. I am so excited about it! Also, I've managed to grow some fine-looking watermelons.
The sweet potato slips all got into the dirt today and our bell peppers are blooming fiercely.
I have learned that there are some things I am just not good at growing (squash and cukes) and some things I do well with (watermelon, peppers, sweet potatoes). And then there are the tomatoes. They are a category unto themselves. They take a lot of work, but I really like them.
I'm pleased with how much we've eaten from our garden this spring and with how our harvest dictated our menus a bit. I hope this trend will only grow from here.
Daily Bliss: hearing Andrew's teachers express how sad they are to see him graduate and how proud they are of his middle school career
Wake-up Playlist: I Feel it All, Feist