The wet cool spring has turned into a hot muggy summer — at least for a couple of days — and I suppose those definitions vary by where you live. I didn’t fill up the water reservoirs last night and although not empty, they took considerably more water to fill this morning. I went out mid-afternoon and realized that tonight I get to drag the water hose out to fill up the reservoirs again.
The salad bucket looks rough — I gave the lettuce a good trimming last night for supper. The carrots aren’t due in for a couple more weeks. But look at that foliage. The spinach just looks tired. I planted a few more seeds last night, but it may be too hot for it now.
There are at least 4 beefsteak tomatoes on their way. There could be more up higher in the plant, but I haven’t found them yet.
The cherry tomatoes are doing nicely as well. I can’t wait for the first couple of bunches to ripen.
Lots of growth in the beans & peas bucket as well. The peas are also a second sowing. Perhaps instead of these folding trellises I should have gotten tomato cages. These are supposed to be bush beans and not need a cage or trellis.
Last but not least is my corn bucket. In the back there is a single bean plant to grown up the corn-stalk. At least that’s the plan. We’ll see what happens.
Now, if I can just keep the lettuce & spinach growing until the carrots & tomatoes are ready….