Haven’t done a lot in the garden since the vegetable beds were done. Have added some soil to the box with the red corn in it. I think something was digging in there, but can’t be sure. Out of 16 plants, there are only 14 left. I hope that’s enough to get some pollination going on when the time comes.
Planted a bunch of planters and pots on the deck. The Pumpkin On A Stick plant is really unusual. There are thorns coming out of the leaves. I’ll have to see if I can get a really close-up photo of that. Most unusual.
The buckwheat is up but not with true leaves yet. The banana potatoes have made a good showing as well, so I guess it was worth planting all those tubers even if it was rather late. No sign of the zucchini or squash yet. The pumpkins and watermelons on the side lawn are growing well. Interestingly, the ‘moon and stars’ watermelon has the same spots on its leaves as it is supposed to get on the watermelon. I’ve never grown watermelon before and I’m noticing that the leaves are quite pretty. My Chinese cabbage looks like lace doilies. I’ve tried diatomaceous earth, BT, and slug pellets, but I’m not sure they can recover. Most annoying.
I need to spray BT on all the brassicas but ‘they’ keep forecasting showers and thunder storms so I keep waiting. If it doesn’t rain by morning, I think I’ll go ahead and spray anyway. I have lots of BT so I can do it again in a day or two if I need to.
I cut the bottom out of a large plastic pot and sunk it into the ground outside one of the vegetable beds … and planted two sage plants in it. They were a gift from my friend Carole. The sage in my Back Flowerbed is too old and when I went to use the sage from it last fall, it didn’t smell like sage anymore. I think I’ll dig it out one of these days.