Thursday saw a number of activities, and I love those types of days with a bit of gardening this and that. Since the garden needs to be more photogenic than usual this year, I decided to add a front row of short flowering annuals. I planted seeds of Marigold and Dahlia, since they grow quickly and will provide color within a month or so. The new bean row that I laid down on Wednesday was planted, and I used four different bush snap bean varieties; Royal Burgundy, Jade, Fresh Pick and Maxibel. I plant beans in a double row, staggering the seeds, about 6 inches apart. The long wide row is evenly split among the four varieties.
Then the real work began - getting up on a ladder and hammering in the rest of the stakes for all of the indeterminate tomatoes, in the big garden and the driveway. After that, I went around and tied all of the plants to the stakes, then did the same to those dwarfs that were ready for their first tie (which was most of them). Finally, I did some weeding of the beet and greens and lettuce rows, focusing on the dreaded Japanese stiltgrass that is beginning to emerge here and there.
The single tomato that remains to be planted is Bisignano #2 saved in 1997; it took a long time to germinate and the seedlings were really weak looking. Two came through fine, and they just need to put on a little more height and strength before one is selected to take its place in a small pot in the driveway garden.
Here are a few pictures taken after all of Thursday's work.
I snuck in a picture of our red side yard knock out roses, which are very happy...especially when the water scarecrow keeps the deer away from them!
Soon off to Azitra - our favorite Indian restaurant, in Brier Creek. Yum!