Shall we just tackle these in order? Yes, let's do!
Forecast for today is 97 in the shade, high haze, and hot northerly breezes. Temp right now at the ole homestead is a nice, balmy, cool, 101 in the shade and a pool water temp of 82 F. Sun temp is starting to get up into summer-type temps, 128 F and climbing.
This means that I finally didn't have to split any wood for the furnace today. In fact, there's even been mention of cranking on the a/c... But that's just crazy talk!
Sarah Palin is coming for YOUR SOOOOUUUULLLLLL!
along with the Dread Pirate Roberts...
The tomatoes are quite happy, in fact there's now over 200... Would you like to know how to grow good tomatoes?
First, when you pot them out don't just use potting soil. Mix half potting soil and half dried cow manure. Water it well... Ya just gotta get that nice, earthy, manure, CRAP, smell in the dirt where you'll be shovin' them thar tomato(e) plants in.
Water daily, make sure you have well-drained soil, and top-dress with dried cow crap once a week. And plant some basil in among your tomato plants. Also, leave at least 1 metre between your plants cus them thar suckers are gonna go like crazy!
Prune any suckers that show up, and also prune the lower leaves as the top stalks start to fruit. However, only prune trusses if the leaves show a bit of yellowing.
Does Polly wanna finger?
Loopers (caterpillars) are deadly to basil and tomatoes. Fortunately, there's a biologic (bacteria) you can get the kills caterpillars without harming any other insects, nor birds, fish, mammals. It's good stuff.
Whoops, just got back from the pool... did y'all take a break for 3 hours? Hmmmmmm, perhaps I should give you a warning next time I go in the pool during a post, eh?
Well, have some more birdie pics, heck they're just taking up space on the fourth external hard drive anyway...
Sarah Palin Slaying The Non-Believers!