June Garden Status

June Garden Status

Here is a shot of my lovely tomato plants that I planted way late in the season (May first). And looky here, they have already started producing fruit!
I read a very helpful article (click the picture of the tomato and you can read it too!) about encourage maximum performance from your mater plants. A few of the tips I knew already (planting them deep, staking them well, snipping anything dead). But  here are a few of the tips I learned which I have found to be very effective so far:
a) prune leaves and stems closest to the ground to promote upper growth (where the fruit is)
b) pinching off suckers (I then stick them in a cup of water for a week to root, then right back into the ground for more plants!)
c) keeping the base of the plants well mulched mulched (thank you alpacas!)
d) water water water!

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🙂

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The sunshine finally pierces through the thick forest trees after a long, heavy day of rain and thunder. At the risk of sounding incredibly cheesey, I always imagine that God is reaching down to me from heaven through the sun rays. Almost like I can feel His warm, glowing fingertips caress my face. Its especially nice after a gloomy day- I always enjoy the last minute glow.

Whether projecting through dark storm clouds, setting behind a flowery meadow or creeping up slowly behind an old rickety barn to being a new dawn, I always sense the purity and magnificent beauty of God through sunlight; even if only in a passing moment.

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Black and whit still of the garden.

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Peaches are looking, well, peachy!

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