With the steady deluge of rain this past weekend, I see our flower and vegetable garden coming back to life. I’ve been hand watering to keep the plants in the vegetable garden going though it looks like rain will be a more regular visitor in our area.
Unfortunately, the rain seems to have loosened up parts of the lilac. I may need to tie the branches falling over back in place.
Kale plants behind our house overwintered and provided some fresh greens in the late winter and early spring. I realized yesterday they had started flowering which I think will make the leaves bitter. I’m leaving the plants for now because the small flowers will encourage beneficial insects.
Another relic from last year’s garden, this cabbage has decided to flower, too. I’ve decided to leave it too. I love the purple blue leaves against the tiger lilies plus we need beneficial insects. This year is predicted to be a bad year for the heat and bugs.
My husband had a chance to fix the grape vine trellis which fell over during the hurricane last August. We had propped it up, and then a wind storm knocked it down again. I propped it up again this spring, and one of the neighbor kids accidentally knocked it over.
The trellis appears to be okay with the gusts of wind we’re having today. Pruning the vines back may have helped with the weight and balance of the trellis.
I planted green peppers last week, and mulched them with grass clippings this weekend. They’re doing okay with the heavy rainfall and the cooler temperatures.
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