Tuesday, May 06, 2014
We are not getting enough rain. I sure hope that changes, because if it doesn't, this will be the third dry year in a row. I really get tired of dragging soaker hoses from row to row.
I set out my last two tomato plants yesterday; Burpee had a special three-plant price with no shipping charge, so I got two tomato plants and one sweet pepper plant. Every year I tell myself I will only have eight plants, but I always end up with more. This year it's a total of fourteen. One of the tomatoes is a variety I had never heard of: Steakhouse Hybrid. It's supposed to bear the largest tomatoes of any plant.
Finally I saw a couple of green beans breaking through the crusty soil this morning. Radishes are doing the same thing they always do for me... most of them are making tops, not roots, and then going to seed. I'm having a problem with horses running through my garden again, which I thought was a thing of the past. I'm not sure what the deal is, but at least once a month the new neighbors have horses get out. Cliff thinks it's due to a faulty closure on one of their fancy gates. In the winter it didn't matter much, but yesterday one of their horses got out and left great big craters in the garden everywhere he stepped. Looks like we are going to have to electric fence the garden like we used to.