Today in the Garden

Today was a pretty quiet workday in the Demo Garden. The rain gauge measured 2.8 inches of rain, although I haven’t emptied it for a couple days, so that might not all be from last night. I would believe it if it was all from last night, though. Luckily we didn’t get any hail – or at least not enough or large enough hail to cause damage.

The few things we did do in the garden were largely cleanup tasks. We weeded where needed, trimmed back the herbs, and tied up some plants.

The tomatoes were ready for their 4th level of Florida Weave tying. June 16 Florida WeaveThese cherry tomatoes have really taken off and grown in the last week! There is nothing as enjoyable as the miasma of a walking near a jungle of tomato vines. Just don’t get too close or your clothes will turn green! There are lots of green tomatoes and blooms on these plants, so I think we will be overrun with tomatoes in another month. To give you an idea how many cherry tomatoes we’re talking about, my plant at home that I’ve been pruning (removing the suckers) has about 18 tomatoes on it. Imagine how many more will be on these plants that are unpruned!

We also pruned and tied up the black raspberries, which have grown too tall and are starting to fall over. I trimmed them back to about 3 1/2 feet tall, and we tied them to stakes.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on June 16, 2009, in Working in the Garden and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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