Pruning and Staking and Pruning and Staking and Pruning and Staking........
Tuesday, 31 Jul 12 Sunny 32°C / 90°F
…….too many tomatoes! Pruning and staking (for what felt like) all afternoon.
I had to butcher a few way back. The only sprawling out of control toms I don’t mind are the sweet pea currant. Maybe because the tomatoes are so small and cute that it’s hard to be mad at them ;)
Anyways, a massive storm blew in extremely quickly on Sunday, dumped some rain, blew over some trees and knocked out the power. We got lucky in our area and no trees fell, but the power did briefly go out.
More rain would be very welcome, but I could do without the wind. Whenever there is the threat of wind (which seems to be daily), I end up dashing around to move some of the potted plants that are up on shelves and taking down the hanging baskets. I should just leave them put!
Peppers are all coming along nicely. Harvested the first Corni di Toro and Doe Hill yesterday. Must remember to keep the hots and the sweets grouped together as the Doe Hill had a bit of a kick to it and it is supposed to be a sweet pepper! I didn’t believe that that could happen…..lesson learned!
I also harvested all of the garlic and moved one Molly’s, one Principe Borgese and the Cayenne into that bed with some marigolds. I also planted the scapes that were bursting open. Don’t know what will come of that, but I didn’t know what else to do with them! And I finally have sown my buckwheat for what I intended to use it for—-a cover crop. May be a bit late in the season, but we’ll see what happens.