On a day like today (low 90s, no rain for a few days), the number of containers in the driveway (and lack of drip irrigation) make regular watering a must. And that is what I am about to do once I jot down this quick entry.
In the main garden, the back row is now cleared of beets and lettuce and ready for the indeterminate tomatoes that will go in this weekend. The double row of potatoes, now mulched back to soil level, are thriving, with vigorous, health vines. We are picking excellent summer squash, and the blueberries are starting to blush. We are pleased to see that our garlic is bulbing and scaping; I hope to harvest all of the Ajo Rojo this weekend so I can plant more beans. The front row of dwarf tomatoes are mulched, staked and caged.
In the driveway, a few tomato plants look a bit iffy (typical for each season - it is hard to bat 1.000!), but I am very pleased with how things are growing...if a bit mystified that the dwarfs in the black plastic grow bags are doing much better than those in the white grow bags. We've got tomatoes setting on a few plants, eggplants starting to blossom, many hot peppers with open flowers, and sweet peppers showing small buds.
Finally, the water scarecrow sprinklers may be what is keeping the deer away. For that or other reasons, they've yet to nip our driveway plants, even in the absence of any fencing. Strange, but positive news!
On go the "garden clothes", and off to water!