I spent this morning tying up tomato plants and staking peppers and eggplants. I made a big mistake this year and crowded my plants too much, so they are all starting to grow REALLY tall because they are fighting for sunlight. At least that seems to be the problem in one bed. Notes for next year, DO NOT plant stuff so close together, namely tomatoes and eggplants, and DO NOT plant any pumpkins. Oh the pumpkins... They are taking over. Run for your lives!!!! No seriously, they are ridiculous, and I am contemplating pulling them out simply so I can walk through the garden and maybe plant some other fall veggies that will serve more purpose. They are going through the fence into the neighbor's yard (not like they would notice since they don''t take care of their yard anyhow) and I keep trimming them back, so I doubt I will get any actual pumpkins anyways. Anyone up for a seed swap??? Just leave me a comment and let me know!
You see that bed behind the chicken run? The empty one? That one is home to my carrots and lettuce. The carrots are starting to sprout, but no lettuce yet... I have never direct sown lettuce before... How long does it take??
And you see that ugly pile of white plastic chairs? That will not be there within the next few weeks... There will be a lovely little fence to keep the girls in the yard... You can't see it in this picture, but there is also a picnic table on its side and the benches stacked up... What can I say? Ghetto-fy when necessary!