A little update on the garden! Our cucumber plants were falling over and spreading out on the ground – so I broke some branches off a shrub hubs trimmed and tied the top of three together and drove the bottoms into the ground. (my dad suggested the spiral tomato contraption but I wasn’t making another trip to Home Depot!
The cucumbers nicely wove themselves around the branches and are growing vertical again! The boy was happy to point out blossoms, “there, and there, and there too”!
And more excitement over pepper blossoms too! I can’t remember if this is a green or red one – but doesn’t it look so lovely and healthy?
The raspberry bush, which we all thought was dead, is finally turning one berry red. (did I ever share the story when I picked up a tire off the side of the road – in the rain – all because Smockity Frocks had a frugal gardening post that inspired me? true story)!
Tomatoes are getting tall – need to stake them soon – and after a long conversation with my green thumb dad I realized my strawberries are doing so poorly because they are getting too much water. Its about time to start weeding too. Wonder how much help I’ll get! =)
Happy Arbor Day! Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska during 1872 by J. Sterling Morton. The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were planted that day. (wikipedia)