One thing about the weather in So Indiana, if you don’t like it..wait an hour or so & it will change. It stormed with a good soaking rain last night, sunny and warm this morning and now severe storm with tornado warnings.
I spent the morning completing a bit of knitting and the rest of the afternoon weeding and planting more veggies & re-potting flowers before the storm. But, I’m out of garden space. Since I have tomatoes left I decided to use 1 of the 2 up-side down planters from last year. I wasn’t very pleased with the results but realized to late in the season it was my own fault. I wasn’t watering them enough. Part of the draw of these is you can’t over water as the excess runs out. But, the dryer it gets even more runs out. Now that I have my brain engaged I’m trying it again.
Since we don’t have water access to the back deck & have to haul jugs, this time I’m placing another tomato plant underneath in a pot…one will water the other with out waste…I hope.
The back side of the garage has a huge flowerbed…it got weeded and a few veggies and more loufahs planted. I just feel the urgency to plant more and more so I think a few additional tomatoes and beans will be replacing what is back there.
In the summer mosquitoes are a constant problem for us…with the pond, we can’t get rid of them & the sprays are just poison that make Mr. Fix~It & I sick . Headaches, our lips burn & it’s hard to think straight when we’ve had to use it. With the addition we’re building I know they are going to be a problem so I’ve been trying to find natural alternatives. I’ve been reading that basil is a natural repellant..so I replanted a large pot to keep in the courtyard
I’ll let you know if it works