I am finally seeing the effects of all the rain we got here recently in Arkansas. One week we had nothing but rain. The week before that even more rain. This week there was no rain but there is rain in the forecast for next week. Last week we had rain with 60 miles an hour winds. I had to stake the sunflower, peppers and corn. I had to stake the corn because the wind had blown them over. I thought that my plants had made it through the storm but it doesn't seem to be the case. I was really hoping that being a first year gardener that I would succeed and profit from all the work I had put into the garden. Many hours doing seeds. Many nights going out in the cold to turn on the heater in the greenhouse. Its a lot of work and many hours spent growing food. The last few days have been hard for me and I have been down about it.
Here's the potato plants.
Cucumbers. The winds blew some of the cucumbers off the trellis I had set up. Some recovered but some not.
Again more yellowing from too much rain.
I saw a video a few months ago on Youtube on saving time with growing tomatoes. Its way to late to start the tomatoes from seeds. I got some water bottles and cut it to fit the branch of the tomatoes plants. I put a slit or three in the tomato branch and then wrap the bottle and fill with dirt. I do this so the roots can start to form. Once they develop roots, I will plant them out in the garden. I have a few months left...why not try to get some more plants in due to the water ruining the plants I already have. I only did this on the healthy plants.
Next year, I will give it a go once again. I will not give up. I truly do LOVE gardening! I love it, I love it...I love it!
The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty.