Torrential rain is one of the biblical signs of End Times, is it not? The rain literally has not stopped here (I'm talking 6-8 inches in the last week I think) so I have no other option than to believe it is heaven's floodgates that have opened up. Of course, there are the plants that seem to be loving that AND the fact that I have barely had to water. But, it has certainly created it's challenges. Like the fungus Septoria Leaf Spot splashing up onto my tomatoes and peppers and having ideal wet conditions to take hold. I'm trying to focus on the positive, which is that I learned something new. I will be able to spot it much quicker in the future and perhaps take some preventative steps before planting next year.
ANYWAY. Being that it is properly summer now, let's see how things are looking!
Check out all that rockstar lettuce. I've been giving it away by the bagful because we can't possibly eat it all. It's been a wonderful problem to have. Below, cucumbers are really starting to take off. In the beginning it's cute how they reach out their little tendril arms to grab hold of something and climb. This will not be so cute in a couple of months when they are strong and scary and trying to choke hold my tomatoes...me...the mailman. Seriously, they take over.
Ahhhh! Fruit has set! Happy dance! Below, all these blossoms mean much more to come. Woot woot.
I tuck the stalks back inside the cage daily, but some renegades keep making their way back out. Below, basil is tasting delicious. Last year I tried a couple different ways of freezing it and preferred to chop it up and freeze it in water cubes (instead of oil), so I have begun doing that. And I'm excited about some of my onions starting to look big and strong.
Hello, there! My name is Nikki Jones and this is a place for me to write about my travels, my urban homesteading adventures, and whatever else my little heart desires at a given moment. Like many personal-blog bloggers, there are times I write daily and long streteches I'm not inspired to write at all. And that's ok! At any rate, I'm glad you're here.