Was out early this morning, managed to get a few things done.
I changed my mind about the shallot planting. I decided to plant some bush beans instead. Should have no problems with these. Should be up in around 4 days.
I shifted a lot of soil from the 'bush bean' bed that was causing the water to run off the side and on to the gravel path. Nice and level now. I piled up the dirt in another bed, and now that's got me thinking of trying to grow potatoes again. Though I had planned to plant a pumpkin in that space, since the cukes are doing so well in that bed. Decisions, decisions!
I found some windchimes, I plan on hanging them in the garden. I have to buy some hangers and some hanging baskets for my lobelia (cascading).
Gladiolus - a couple of these are peeping through now, I'm so excited!
Picked a couple more sweet peppers. The hot peppers are still green. This is the first time I've grown hot peppers, I'm not sure how long it takes for them to turn red.
I've been watching some small 'yellow breasted' birds for the past few days pulling at the flowers on my 'Scartlett Emperor'bean plants, not sure what they were doing?! Probably something awful that I'll find out later during a 'what was I thinking' moment! I knew a lot of the birds names in the Uk, but here I don't know many at all. We have some doves living on our house, they had babies, I saw them waddling down the driveway this morning.
Sowing five tomato varieties, trying to stick to one of each, will give away the extras: Beefsteak, Golden Sunrise, Red Pear, Gardener's Delight and Rutgers. I'm trying to get this right this time, I always end up with a big mess of tomato plants sprawling all over the place. So, by the time the seedlings are up and ready for replanting I hope to have in place some homemade 'cages' for them. I will try covering the cages with some type of netting to deter moths from laying their eggs this time, and keep the birds away. Hopefully now the tomatoes won't be taking over the garden this time. I'm not planting any 'patio orange' this time, I seem to always have a problem with blossom end rot with this variety. I also have seeds for: Tigerella, Costoluto Fiorentino, Black Cherry, Grosse Lisse and Roma. Will try these around Sept-Oct.
Will post pictures to go with this blog later today, it always amazes me how quickly digital cameras suck the life out of AAA batteries and they're are the one's I'm always running out of!