So much was going on today. I had a landscape walk through with the meanest rudest person I know. At 7:30 in the morning. About 45 minutes in I decided to limit my exposure, exited the group and carried about 6 pounds of zucchini, tomatoes, and (drumroll) yes, cucumbers over to AFAC’s cooler at the farmer’s market. Then I met Sarah at the garden. Jane had been so thorough last week, we knocked it all out in about 90 minutes.
The big garden needed some vines and old flowers ripped out as well as some minimal weeding. I’m a bit worried about the watermelon vines. They seem to be withering up, possibly from powdery mildew or some evil thing that makes them wilt.
The small garden had a forceful incursion of passion flower sprouts, which we cleaned out. I let a few of these grow in the large garden for their beautiful flowers, but they spread too prolifically for the smaller plot. There we weeded, pulled dead flower stalks, trimmed herbs, and found ourselves with a space cleared for a second planting of something. I had other appointments to get to, so left Sarah watering. Maybe some more beets could go in the new space. Or turnips, carrots, or even lettuces. We’ll see.