We've had our share of rain lately here in Central FL, and especially at The Compound. It's now a prerequisite to wear boots in the garden. Don't stand still for too long or you'll get sucked down into the muck. It's impossible to pull weeds when it's this wet. Yes, and what you see in the photo, are all new weeds. They were pulled last weekend.
I think we've gotten too much rain and my tomatoes are paying the price. The leaves are starting to droop, it's very weird. They droop like they haven't had any water, which is far from the truth.
It's hard to tell in this picture, as this was first thing in the morning. A few hours later, 1/3 of them were droopy. This picture pretty much looks like a jungle. The plants have grown so huge, the cages do not support them. I've resorted to trying to tie back the branches as best I can to keep them off the ground. I really shouldn't complain, it's a nice problem to have, considering the slim pickings we've had on previous garden attempts. I'm hoping the droopy plants come back.
Speaking of jungles, here's my celery plant. A jungle of it's own!
Here's a watermelon on the rouge plant, growing near the rose bushes. The mesh screen keeps the hens out. It's one of their favorite places to scratch. Maybe that's why my rose bushes do so well?!
We've lost a couple of potato plants, and in one case the entire tires worth. So I pulled the tires apart to see what if anything was growing. It's definitely not much, but better than nothing.
We're supposed to stay dry this next week. Hopefully enough to get me to next Saturday so I can pull weeds and mow the yard.