Yesterday I cooked all morning and Norman worked in the garden. Today Norman sprayed the fruit tree and then put some on the beans. If we don’t spray the fruit trees we never get to eat any of the fruit as they are so full of worms. We never let the old fruit stay on the ground but it makes no difference the worms come as soon as the fruit is set so as soon as the fruit sets and begins to grow we spray with liquid seven and repeat this every two weeks until a month before we pick the fruit and we have had good luck with that. A farmer at the farmer’s market taught me that trick. Now I need to find out what is eating my beans. They have not wiped me out but I can see where they have nibbled on some. I had put the Mint-X strips down at the other end of the garden near the corn so now will put some up at the other end and on the lines over the beans and see if it is a skunk or rabbit and see if that keeps them out. Today I weeded the tomatoes and tied them up. Yesterday in the afternoon we got a good down pour, a little over 1/2 inch and and lots of wind so three of the plants were knocked over. I tied them all up . They are all budded and a couple are blooming so they will need the extra support soon anyways. While I weeded I picked off the sucker so the plants will grow straight and strong. The first group of tomatoes are coming on the stocks about a foot off the ground, they should get about six clusters before they reach the tops of the stakes. Then I weeded and hilled the onions, leeks and the few beets we have down in the big garden. By then I was so hot I just picked my spinach for dinner and come up for a shower. Tomorrow I need to weed the parsnips and pick the broccoli for dinner. I like to have at least three vegetables for diner and I don’t have any left overs for tomorrow except some of the spinach I cooked today. I am planning on stewed chicken with sweet potato and green beans so the spinach and broccoli will make my dinner complete.
Patty, I got a pineapple corer. It is made to take the pineapple out of the plant all cored and sliced just as you get it in the can, then you can use the shell as glass for a pineapple drink. I hope it works well- I got a nice big pineapple this week at Walmart and will try it and let you know how it does. If it works well I will give it to you to use on this years pineapples at your house and then get it when I come down so I will have it to use when in Florida.
Time to go do a little sewing. Have a good day.