Out in the garden, the onions are starting to collapse. It's a bit early this year, but what's new. Everything is running early. With the heat we've been having over the past week, I'm hoping WINTER is early too! Whine Whine Whine. I hate heat.
I got the fall broccoli planted and covered. The starts were healthy and ready to go in. I hope this hot weather doesn't make it bolt or do something else wonky. I had to pull the cauliflower--it was just buttons, due to the high heat. This is my first year with NO cauliflower. I doubled up on broccoli for the fall instead.
I started to rip up some strays, and found ANOTHER ground hornets nest. I will be heading out in the dark tomorrow morning to try and deal with that.
The strawberry beds have all been cleaned up. I am NOT leaving my garden next year at all. I can't believe how much I missed them this year.
Out by the sidewalk border, the deer continue to mow down any coneflower, Rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock and Aster that dares to grow. It is a miserable sight and I am at a loss as to what to do. I've tried sticks around the plants, deer repellents, hot sauce, hot pepper spray---everything. It is a total mess.
The ONLY plants they leave alone--Achillea and Stachys, a few ornamental grasses and the Russian Sage. Every neighbor has hollyhocks a mile tall. Not me! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!
I have LOTS of flower photos from the vegetable garden --in my camera---that for some odd reason I am unable to load onto my computer. I can "review" them on the camera, but when I plug the camera in--it says there are no pictures. I tried to remove the SDHC card and put THAT into the computer--same thing. Pictures from 3 days ago on this post loaded no problem. So, until I can solve THAT mystery--I've got nothing more.
Have a great week.