I’m nicely keeping to my two-post-a-year cadence with one of them being about gardening. Here’s the gardening one.
This year I got bored and built a bunch of bespoke structures out of 1x2s for trellising and to have an excuse to use my drill. Some of my tomatoes are thus growing in wood boxes and connected via clips to twine, while the others are using the more traditional tied-to-a-single-stake method. Have to say I prefer the former arrangement since it is super-easy to adjust as they get larger.
It also provided a nice place to mount a camera to catch various wildlife attacking the food, so I did.
Here is a skunk(?) from when the camera was mounted at ground level (volume up):
Here is a rabbit from the bird’s eye view:
And one from when he was feeling a bit more bold:
New this year: peas and beans, kale, pumpkins, watermelon, Thai basil, cilantro, eggplant
New but not thriving due to leaf miners: Swiss chard & beets
Returning favorites: peppers (4), potatoes (12), tomatoes (9)