It seems to have stayed on vacation.
I rarely keep up around here on my ol’ blog (gee, as if that wasn’t obvious), and my other blog is even more neglected.
I guess it’s in part due to how busy it has been at work, and there are no plans to hire anyone new to help with the workload. So we’re all burdened with a never-ending pile of orders to work, with no end in sight.
Then when I get home, I either just want to sit and surf, or more recently, kill Zombies in a new Popcap game that my husband suggested, “Plants vs. Zombies”. I think I played that game for nearly four hours straight the other day.
The garden is still going well. Several ears of corn are on the stalks, although I have a bit of an issue with damn aphids on the flower stalks on those, though. My beast of a tomato plant seems to make orange tomatoes (rather than red), so I’m not exactly sure what type it is. My cherry tomato plant seems to be struggling, the stems & leaves are dying off from the bottom out, yet it continues to grow up and out like it’s trying to outrun whatever is killing off the lower stems. And now the beast tomato plant is having the same issue, so I am wondering if it’s either A) something contagious, or B) a nutrient deficiency.
My peas are about done, they fell over before we went on vacation and didn’t take to being tied up very well, so I think they’ve got one foot in the grave and will probably be pulling most of those up before too long. My poor beans haven’t been doing great whilst being dominated by the beast tomato plant, so I may pull those up too.
I never did get any sweet potatoes like I planned, so those will have to wait for another year I think.
Aside from the mystery issue with the tomatoes, the biggest problem I’ve been having is the damn birds getting to the tomatoes before I do, sometimes before the tomatoes are even ripe, despite the bird netting I put up around most of them. Ugh. Stupid birds, leave my mater’s alone!!
So anyway. Just a quick update, now it’s time for the long drive home from work. Yay.