So I went to the farm Saturday before the graduation ceremony to check on things after the storms of last week. Here is a picture of the garden.
The first thing I wanted to check was the weed block fabric, did it stay down in the windy storms? Yep! Perfect! We love the stuff! No weeds and it's still down and tight. Secondly, I wanted to check the straw that was put down last weekend in the raised beds. Didn't lose any of it (nothing noticeable anyway). It has a special all natural "tack" to keep it from blowing or washing away any and it worked exactly like it was supposed to! I'll be picking up some more "bales in a bag".
|Tomatoes in raised bed|
The tomatoes are growing like crazy. Look at this, they are almost double in size since last week! Regular rain kept them growing well.
|Raised bed with herbs|
The herb bed is doing great and I decided to add two more. I added Thai Basil and Lemon Thyme. It was easy to just pull the straw out of the way, dig a hole, put the plants in, and cover them back up.
Not sure if I had mentioned it, but we lost our Rosemary plant last year. Not sure why, but it died and it was so big and wiry, I figured it was time to just start fresh. So I planted one in this large clay pot on the porch. It's called "Barbecue Rosemary", supposed to be very hardy and easy to grow.
We'll soon see!
And best of all, all the Texas Lilac Vitex along the driveway are in full bloom. Slow growing, but hey, they are still growing and blooming out, we'll take it!
As I was leaving though, the clouds got darker and darker and sure enough, we had another downpour...about an inch of rain.