Cliff and I went for our walk much earlier than usual; Cliff got tired of my complaints that he takes too long to get out of the house in the morning. Here's the thing: If he isn't ready to head out there until 9:30 in the morning, I can't start certain things because we're going to walk, and there are some things you just can't walk off and leave. I do feel for Cliff, because it's his retirement, and he shouldn't have to hurry up and do anything; he's been on a schedule his whole life, and I try to accomodate him. Anyway. We walked, we made a quick trip to the nearest grocery store, and were still back home and outside working by 9:30. Wonderful!
I picked another gallon of strawberries. We had some for dinner, and the I froze the rest.
I cooked dinner and stemmed the berries while things were cooking. After we ate, I went to tend the garden.
Insects and bugs of all kids are starting to show up. I saw the white moths flying around that lay eggs in the cabbage, eggs that hatch into nasty cabbage worms.
I sprayed the tomato plants with fungicide, hoping to ward off blight.
I replanted sweet corn again! The first planting would have done all right, but I didn't think it was going to grow and tilled it up. That's when I saw the seeds had started to germinate. The second planting got no rain for three weeks, so it came up spotty. There's plenty of moisture in the ground today, so maybe third time will be charm. If it doesn't rain, I now have a soaker hose.
My first radish crop this year was typical for me: Nice radish tops, long skinny roots but no round radishes. A couple of weeks later I planted the same kind of radish seeds and, lo and behold, RADISHES! Cliff has had all the radishes he wants, this year. I got brave and planted more today. I can't imagine why the same seeds, in the same kind of soil, would perform differently at different plantings. Maybe there is something to this business of "planting by the signs".
That's it for garden news.
I'm really frustrated with my Mac lately. It loses connection several times a day, and I have to reboot to get connection back. Four times so far today, and I've been outside most of the day, so I haven't even been using it that much.
Maybe it's time to go back to Windows.