Three more hours in the garden tonight, I’m not altogether on top of things yet, but I am getting pretty close. Having replanted last week, I now have 48 tomato plants in the main garden, some thanks to my friend David Swenson, and seven more on the west side of the house. The tomatoes have bounced back nicely from the ping pong ball sized hail of two weeks ago. There are plenty of tomato blossoms, and there or four tiny tomatoes forming.
The potatoes are coming back strong. Potato blossoms are appearing on about half of the potatoes, so far.
The garlic and onions have made an amazing recovery. Not sure what I will be able to harvest, but they looked worse than anything in the wake of the hail storm.
My apple tree is still small and spindly, but for the first time I will have at least a dwarf apple harvest this year.
Lettuce abounds. But the corn continues to be a serious issue. If I get corn at all this year I will be surprised. I’ve been weeding and watering all evening. The is a drought summer in this part of North Dakota. If I were not using my house water supply, nothing would still be alive.
Perfect evening: warm, bright, slightly breezy.