After returning from my business trip, I have picked up pretty much where I left off where my garden is concerned. But what has really struck me is that my garden plot is starting to actually look more like a vegetable garden and less like a section of ground with the grass scrapped off. Several of the tomatoes have started to flower.
There is still a ton of work to do. My last batch of bean starts was rather lackluster, with only about ten of the seventy-two pots I started surviving. I am fairly sure the heat and uneven watering is responsible. The best of the surviving plants went in the ground today. I need to start a few new trays of beans and I hope I have a better yield this time.
Part of the massive amount of work I still have to do is reclaim about half the garden plot from grass. I haven’t had a garden hoe until today, and so I have been slowly falling behind on the weeding. I should be able to reclaim some of the lost ground as long as I can keep from getting blisters on my hands from overworking.
Thankfully, there was a light rain for most of today. It has been a while since the last rain and I was starting to get very low on the water in my trash cans turned rain barrels. I’m still rather low, but not as much as before. I hope this gives another boost to the wildflowers for the bees.