It was 74° early this morning and was supposed to be another hot one...but so far, it has been perfect. It is still in the 70's and overcast with a slight breeze.
I went out very early and checked everything before getting busy.
I thinned more on the lettuce, tilled and hilled up the potatoes and hoed the ever- present Maple seedlings here and there between rows. I also managed to till between the daylily row and the garlic. That was a much needed thing.
I planted one Granny Cantrell tomato and three Druzba's with some Italian Basil around them.
I got the ground next to the hoop frame ready for the pole beans. That end of the garden is delightfully loose soil....I think I will extend all that area and use it for gardening. It will have to be beds here and there because of the cherry tree and the plum tree.
I also risked spraying a blooming multiflora rose near the garden gate with herbicide, Gly-4.
These are the host plant for the microscopic mite that causes rose rosette disease.
Speaking of roses, I also dug up 'America' from inside the garden and relocated it.
It may not survive but that is OK. It is a magnet for black spot.
Also the two heirloom roses that I have been paying special attention to by feeding them an acid and iron supplement are looking better. One is looking really good and the other needs more help. I will be spraying it this afternoon with Miracide.
I sprayed it and it looks dreadful this morning...must have been too hot and I
didn't check the label. It won't be fatal.
I have been trying to get a red iris in the Grace smoke tree bed, but somehow I ended up with Swingtown! It has to go.
I dug up a clump of blooming reds and moved them. It is a much better fit.
All I plan to do today is water the corn patch and dig up perennials for our DIL.
We are heading to St. Louis again hoping to see our grandson play ball and one of our granddaughters has a dance recital.