Tomatoes, cukes, & herbs
Saturday, 26 Jun 10 Sunny 29°C / 85°F
On Saturday, I spent most of the day outside, puttering first to the farmer’s market, then in the yard, doing garden & compost maintenance.
The cucumber vines are growing straight and tall! The tomatoes are also looking promising — the two planted out first have doubled in size, and the other seedlings are looking strong with the potential to catch up with the others. I lost one tomatillo, which leaves us with just 1 left, but used the space for the last seedling from indoors. I also nabbed 3 basil plants from the market, since the ones in the flower bed have been regularly attacked, possibly by hungry slugs. The new basils are in taller beds/containers, hopefully out of harm’s way. Yet if the other basils recover, we could finally have enough for our culinary needs. (You can never have enough basil!)
I planted a new row of cilantro & dill, since the first batches are looking a bit close to the end, trying to bolt on me. They had a good run. The beets are struggling a bit though. I wanted to plant more, but the seeds seemed to go AWOL. I haven’t spent much time in the garden as there hasn’t been anything to really DO, but now I have trellising for the cukes and better supports for the tomatoes, along with new herbs/seeds planted, so I feel satisfied again. I hope everything survives the heat & holiday.