Wednesday, May 19, 2010
You say tomato and I say ToMAto
Last year we planted corn in this raised bed and it was funny to watch it try to grow.
We did get some corn, but it was very wimpy.
This year Mark put more good mulch in the bed and when I was given some tomato plants I saw a perfect opportunity to pop them right in this ready to go bed.
Then two weeks later I went to a plant sale and picked up some heirloom varieties, two Thia Basil plants and filled out the bed.
The toms were coming along great when Mark reported that one had been sniped off at the base.
Cutworms!- I went on line and read this great trick- put three toothpicks around the base of the plant and the worms can not curl around them and cut them.
Worked great and just to be sure I used 4-5 toothpicks.
Then time for staking them up and Mark did a fine job.
That and some rain did wonders for the plants.
We are still waiting for Baby G- but seems she will be coming by Friday if not sooner.
So I have called out the reserves, my sister Lee, to come and stay and run things here in Whynot.
I have packed a bag to go and help out. (hold the baby)
You will soon be able to add Grandma to the list of things you call me.
Well- watch it there could be children reading this!
Some little dishes before I hit the road.