I don't know how much we got at their place, but when we came back we had 2inches in the rain gauge and we got another 1/4 inch in a single cloud-burst after we got home ... we've had at least one more storm go over head since the sun went down (thunder boomers and all, but it's been raining on &off too) so there may be more than that even.
Of course the local Weather Bug location says it only got 1/5th an inch ... I'm thinking they need to double check their equipment ... Hee hee.
But the moist weather has done some wonderful stuff in the green house ...
We've had to remove the lid from the plants and the salad table because the plants have grown so tall!
|Salad table ready for harvesting Ginger's Farm Photos|
|Carrots - tray "A" Ginger's Farm Photos|
|Carrot tray "B" Ginger's Farm Photos|
|Swiss Chard & Collards Ginger's Farm Photos|
|Tomatoes &Peppers Ginger's Farm Photos|
|Squash Tray "A", right side out againGinger's Farm Photos|
|Squash Tray "B" Ginger's Farm Photos|
|Squash Tray "C", first side forward Ginger's Farm Photos|
|Squash Tray "D" Pumpkins, front forward again Ginger's Farm Photos|
I'm so excited!
Hubby says I can plant the squash down on the long field after the next plowing, but he wants to plant a couple of rows of corn there too. I've even gotten "permission" to use my plastic mulch down there to help with the weed control ... Now my only 2issues will be watering and keeping the plastic in place.
M thinking of planting the pumpkin on the side if the hill where the burdock seems to grow so well .. But then the problem is ... The burdock blooms so well there. I'm afraid that trying to kill the burdock will also harm the pumpkin. If you know burdock - it is very stubborn.
Maybe I should plant them down in the long garden as well ... But then the upside of putting them on the hill is that the dog can help keep the chipmunks and deer scared away from them ... The deer know she can't get to then down there ... As evidence by the peas and beans which were eaten practically gone last year.
They walked down the rows and chewed off the tops just as they were setting their flowers like it was their own personal smorgasbord! And the last time I grew pumpkin over by the green house, they took big bites out of the fruit that grew before I could get to it ... But then the dog was on a tie-out otherwise he would have been all over them.