We had a lot of rain this week. It was great for my plants!
I pulled the plant that was dead, but the rest of my basil has recovered very well.
One of my tomato plants is noticeably larger this week. The other was labeled cherry tomatoes last week, but I was looking at the little information stick thing and I don’t think I bought a cherry tomato plant this year. I wanted one, but I got the wrong thing. Oh well, there’s always next year.
I don’t think my strawberries are doing that well. Every time it gets windy and stormy, I feel like I need to move them from the tables to the ground so they won’t fall over. I tried hanging the brown planter up again, but it fell again because of those stupid squirrels, so I’m done with that. I keep rotating the planters so all sides get sun, but that’s kind of a pain. But if I want strawberries, that’s what I’ll do.
But I do have strawberries! The brown planter has a couple that are starting to get red, but they’re small. The larger strawberries are still green.
My original lettuce looks great, and my more recently planted lettuce is growing nicely, too.
My spinach is still sparse. I think chipmunks or squirrels dug up a bunch of the seeds before they started growing. I know it was well-seeded, but not many came up. They have also killed a couple of the spinach plants this week.
The summer squash gets dug in A LOT, but so far most of it has survived.
I’m a little concerned because some of the leaves on my blueberry bush are turning red. Google says it’s either due to the colder temperatures (down around 40) we’ve had at night this past week or a bacterial/fungal problem in the soil. It’s supposed to warm up this week, so I’m hoping it was just the cold.
My green beans were just starting to push their way out of the soil last week. This week:
The peas have grown like crazy. They’re going to start latching onto their climbing poles soon.
Last week I had nothing to show from my sweet peppers, carrots, morning glory, or sunflowers.
Sadly, most of the sunflowers were dug up by a chipmunk a few hours after I took this photo.
Other Posts: I’m think about writing spoilers into all my non-ARC reviews in the future.
Books I Acquired:
Currently Reading: The One by Kiera Cass
Emmy Laybourne has published a Monument 14 story called What Mario Scietto Says on Tor.com. Also available are two earlier (but new to me) short stories: Jake and the Other Girl and Dress Your Marines in White. Yay for not having to shell out extra money for the short stories/novellas in this series!
Similarly, Katie Finn has posted a prequel to Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Men on Wattpad: Waves, Stars, and Other Things to Catch. You can also read the first five chapters of Broken Hearts on Wattpad.