Yesterday I tried to upload pictures to a new post. An hour later it was still trying. I then tried to log out. It thought forever and never logged out. I tried to do stuff in my email account. It refused. I ran my antivirus program and for the second time it shut off the computer. Why am I sharing this on a kinderGARDEN Thursday? Because I've decided to take my computer to the experts to get sorted out. That equals no pictures. :(
From my Mom's computer I'll talk a little about what I would have said. I would have said that I'm in the mid-summer slump, where the garden isn't performing fast enough, it's too hot, it's become been there done that might as well not water it and be done with it-slump. But Matthew is still enthusiastic about watering and I know I'd be sad if the garden died, so I decided to shake things up this week. Matthew and I went out and planted radishes and carrots for our winter crop. Matthew is very excited about the carrots as he has decided he loves them this summer. After we planted we got a HUGE thunderstorm, so we'll see if the seeds got floated out of the pots or if they just got some good rain water.
The only thing growing in the garden at the moment is peppers. There is several sizes and finally one has been on the bush long enough that it is RED! Phil will be happy to see that when he gets home. The tomato plants that have grown to the whopping 2 to 3 feet tall, have been flowering, but not setting fruit. Now one of them looks like it has some sort of tomato wilt. Sigh. I will say I have been truly amazed by the differences in the varieties, just in looks.
The Inadvertent Farmer had a guest speaker, Susan, today. You can read the post here. Susan talks about good garden design, or some of her favorites. I would love to be able to just read the post and implement the design in my yard, but unfortunately I do not have the talent. Maybe some day I can afford to pay someone to help me move my beds into more interesting arrangements.