It's the last day of school! Well, for the students, anyway. The staff still have to be here tomorrow, but then we're done, too. I'm very excited. Currently I'm sitting at my desk with a lot of free time on my hands so I decided to post a quick garden update from this past weekend.
Last year my tomatoes got so tall the stakes I had just didn't cut it, so this year we decided to construct a trellis for them out of scrap wood we salvaged from the old fence we tore down. For the cost of two lengths of clothesline (less than $10) this is what we got.
It's over 6 feet tall so it should be high enough to support the vines even if they do keep growing and growing like last year!
I picked the last of the lettuce yesterday and planted cucumbers in their place. My peppers are getting bigger, and I found my first snow pea pods!
The bee balm and zinnias are starting to bloom.
The bees seem to love them both. That should help with pollination in the rest of my garden.
June is such a great time of year!
Your garden looks so green and healthy!ReplyDelete
So far so good! But it's early days, yet.Delete
I love that trellis...looks like it should be tall and strong enough..cool..now that we have a new manager I can have flowers and plants again. started out with a rosemary plant. Need to get some more herbs..the gg's and I planted some glads and sunflowers..can't wait..ReplyDelete
Glads and sunflowers are among my favorite flowers! That sounds beautiful. I love rosemary and do a lot of cooking with it.Delete
Yay to one more day! The garden looks great.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping tomorrow will be a half day only. I imagine it will.Delete
That trellis looks like it will make for easy picking! Looks great!ReplyDelete
We shall see. I planted the tomatoes in twos...and there are a dozen plants total. Thank you for the compliment!Delete
Not very warm here for June.ReplyDelete
It's been really, really hot and humid here. 98F (36.6C) is too hot for the end of May, even in South Carolina! Thanks for stopping by, Weaver!Delete
It feels like only yesterday you wrote about the end of the school year being two weeks away - and now it‘s here, and not a minute too soon! It does seem very early, actually; I have never heard of a school year ending in June in this country.ReplyDelete
You have a super summer ahead - look at those beautiful flowers, and lovely veg!
Today was the students' last day, and they'll return on August 1. The staff will return a week earlier than that.Delete
I think your tomato trellis will be perfect!ReplyDelete
Well, it looks a little weird, but it was mostly FREE! And it should do the job!Delete
Your garden looks great! It will be so lush and productive for you! Happy Summer vacation! You certainly deserve a break!!ReplyDelete
That's a great support for your tomatoes. Well done.ReplyDelete
Your garden looks beautiful and that tomato trellis should do the trick. Congratulations on your last day of school! Now you get to enjoy the summer!ReplyDelete
That's a fantastic support for your tomatoes! And snow peas, too! Here, school goes to the end of June and is back at the beginning of September. -JennReplyDelete
Everything's looking great! I'm especially impressed with your tomato trellis. Good thinking on re-using the fence lumber.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous For Sure And Well Done On The Trellis Action There - Enjoy The Rest Of JuneReplyDelete