Gardening Week of June 18
Well, this is my first week of gardening since last Wednesday so I am taking advantage of the cooler, overcast weather.
I got out early and mowed the chicken yard and around the garden; sprayed with Sevin several plants because of the Japanese beetles and Squash bugs. I have just a few aphids but haven't done anything about them ...... yet.
I tied up the tomato plants and see I now have blight on the lower leaves. Any of you spray successfully for blight? If so, what do you use.
Reapplied some mulch here and there and weeded some. Will go back out after my "computer" break and weed some more.
I have bell peppers now and see a very small yellow crook neck squash set on, lots of potatoes and lettuce. My late lettuce is up and looking good. I have it under the cattle panel hoop that has pole beans on it. don't know how that is going to work.
Looks like I will be pulling up larkspur very soon, lots are finished.
Blooming: daylilies, several kinds of salvias, zinnias, larkspurs, rudbeckias, few roses, persicaria polymorpha (love this plant), echinaceas (white and pink), nepeta Walker's Low and subsessilus (sp?), feverfew, and a couple of glads just showing color.
Interesting about the glads; I left them in the ground and they came back and are about 48 inches tall. I should stake them before a wind comes through and flattens them. They were about half that size last year.
Heading back outside.
What's happening in your gardens today?
Oh, I almost forgot. I ate my first blueberry this morning and it was delish! I am definitely going to pick up three more bushes this week.