Yesterday was an 'off' day on the farm. All I did was water around the porch because of newly set plants, fill the birdbath, water some pots. DH mowed some more pastures.
Since I was going to be in most of the day, I cooked a pot of pinto beans. I did go out to the garden for lettuce (had onions in the crisper) for wilted lettuce to go with the beans. Lunch was a simple meal of beans, wilted lettuce and deviled eggs.
I watered the east end (corn patch) a few days ago and will water the west half of the garden this morning.
The shade cloth is covering my lettuce bed.
The bad gardening stuff is happening.....rose disease on the heirloom roses; rust on hollyhocks and malvas, white cabbage butterflies hovering above cabbages and broccoli.
The potatoes are getting quite tall and leggy???? The volunteers look like normal.
I am wondering what that is about.
Hollyhocks and all members of this plant family don't do well for me for very long.
I don't practice a spray program so before I know it they are unsightly with rust.
I don't plant new ones.....the hollyhocks have morphed into a buff colored one that is actually very nice because it goes with anything.
The malvas started life as Zebrina and Mystic Merlin. This year I find only a single plant that looks like the original Zebrina.
The first is Mystic Merlin, the middle a cross and the blue one is Zebrina.
Before much longer they will look so bad, I will cut or pull them out.
I finished planting all the pot ghetto this morning. I also watered the west end of the garden for two hours.
I see the half-runner beans I planted at the base of the corn are coming up.
Lunch was sandwiches and cherry pie. I am still loving having the pie crusts in the freezer. It makes life so much simper.