The day started off with a light rain. I used this as opportunity to catch up on my harvests. Lettuce, escarole, shallots, basil and the first 'Victor' tomato. I then applied a solution of miracle-grow and Epsom salts to the containers. The day remained overcast and the foliage never completely dried off so nothing else was done. I don't like working with the plants when they are wet.
The home made bamboo trellis is quickly starting to fill up, The pole beans have reached the top and the 'Diva' cucumbers are starting to climb.
|'Diva' cucumbers starting to vine.|
|"Blush Potomoc" pole beans. These have retained the hug leaves from parent 'Potomoc'.|
The bush beans are blooming like crazy and are sizing up nicely. The cherry tomatoes against the fence are growing like gangbusters and the bloom clusters are huge.
|Part of the bean patch with cherry tomatoes trained against the fence.|
|'Black Cherry' tomatoes.|
The zinnias are coming into bloom. The 'Bon Bon' zinnias which had only a vague description are striped. The dwarf zinnias from Burpee were mislabeled as usual and are full sized cactus zinnias.
|The first bloom on the 'Bon Bon' zinnias.|
|Cactus zinnia from Burpee's mixed up seeds.|
I am hoping that tomorrow will be drier. I need to finish digging out the 'Immortality' iris and the 'Clarence' iris. When this task is completed. I'll have half of the area in front of the potager cleaned out. Then I can start on the daylily section.