Eileen had asked for a photo of the tomato cages that M bought for me, so here they are:
|Sticks around the pepper plants|
They are wire rounds, smaller at the bottom and larger at the top, held together by 3 (or is it 4?) metal rods, the ends of which are set into the ground. They are meant to provide support for the tomato plants as they grow so that the plants remain vertical rather than sprawl on the ground, not to deter attention from garden cats. I might still need to poke some sticks around the base of the plant to discourage the cats.
I will have to thin them out a bit. I'd like to transplant the seedlings I thin out, but, I will wait until later, next week, to do so, because we are supposed to warm up to 90F on Monday and it might not be the best time to transplant them! It's supposed to be a little cooler, later in the week.
|Double Colored Rose Bud|
I really need to weed the rose beds, one of these days! The grass roots migrate to the flower beds because I water there.
|"You are too well camouflaged, Butterfly; it's hard to see you"|
|"Oh, that's much better, Butterfly! Thank you!"|
Today, I woke up early to watch the news coverage of Prince Philip's funeral. Then, went out into the back garden to take the pictures and do a little gardening. I dug up and transplanted one of the small asparagus ferns to the side yard - I hope it will grow there. Later, I picked some chard and beet greens and watered the front garden. I cut up and sauteed the chard and beet greens, added them to some cooked "noodles" (angel hair pasta) and had that with chicken curry for dinner.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Butterflies in the garden
- Tomato cages
- For all the plants in the garden
- Phone calls with aunt and friends
Today's joyful activity was being out in the garden, tending to the plants, enjoying the sunshine and the birdsongs.
Plans for tomorrow include watering the back garden and maybe some weeding.
How was your day? Do you grow tomatoes? If so, do you use tomato cages for your tomato plants?