07 June 2017

Garden after beach

Before I forget too much, I wanted to list what we did in the Azalea plot on Monday the 5th June 2017, after we returned from our beach week.
     Deej, please read and add or modify this post with your Comments.
     The garden generally looked okay, without deer eating all of the new corn or other shoots, or the recently added tomato and pepper plants. There were spaces between the corn shoots, especially the south early corn rows; 2 or 3 of the squash or zucchini seeds had sprouted. Peas and beans generally looked good, even the recently planted 6 marigolds around the boarder.  Sunflower seeds in the corners had not spouted yet.
     We had different reports of rain occurring or not during our week away. Our home rain gauge reported only .2" of rain during the week, but Lorenza and Sandy claimed it rained almost everyday (but not in our Druid yard?!)
       So Monday after a good rain the night before we brought in 3 loads of mulch which we generally added between the corn rows. Also planted early corn seeds in the blank spaces of the early corn rows.
        Added 4 cayenne and 2 bell pepper plants to the pepper area; forked two round areas and mixed in horse manure, so as to plant 4 cucumbers and 4 watermelons plants on the outside of the rounded cages. Added some yellow squash seeds to the empty hills in the NW sector. Scuffle hoed along one of two bean rows. 
     Deej picked peas.
      Considered what to do with the already overgrown area south of the peas - fork or scuffle hoe that and plant? beans maybe. Need to  work on the fence some more - though I was able to push into the wet soil, 3 of the 6-feet bamboo poles along the NW side of the plot, but did not add the fencing net - need to do that as well as fix the north net and the SW net.
     Plan to start systematic planting of flower seeds along the border - cosmos, zinnia, marigold, etc. seeds.
     Ok - worked on corn (seeds and mulch), pepper and squash replanting, and some weeding.
     Anything else?   

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