Back to the routine
I had an entire free day today so I had to try to get as much accomplished as possible. I cleaned up a bit, did all the laundry and did spend some time in the yard. It needs a lot more work than what I did, but I have decided that I must have gotten acclimated to Scotland–because the heat and humidity about did me in today. I could not do more than an hour at a time, and then I went out in dribbles to get more done. I did get the vegetable garden tidied and tomatoes re-staked, some weeds pulled, and all flowers deadheaded and everything fertilized.
I watered the vegetable garden and cleaned up a bit, and harvested about half of the carrots. The size discrepancy shows what a poor job of thinning I did!
I also have a little crabgrass in the raised beds, but that is really easy to pull. Other than the weeds and seedheads forming on all the herbs, I think the garden is in good shape. I did see a little powdery mildew on some dogwood seedlings, but not on the actual trees.
I am speaking to the beekeepers in Hope tomorrow night, so I was really watching for bees today. I saw a few honeybees, but mainly solitary bees and bumblebees. They really like the sesame seed plant and the cuphea.
I am going to start back with the mystery plant challenge. Here they are for the day.