Watering is a bit of a struggle…

Most of the western United States faces a big drought ahead. Already many counties are starting to ration water usage. This is important to remember when putting anything new into the ground, because new plants need water to grow.

The bean, pumpkins and corn can go without water once they are established. What I have been doing in the mean time is filling two gallon jugs of water and spot watering the plants I put into the ground, and doing that twice a day. It has been doing the trick. Look at these lil’ beans wrapping around the poles!

On Friday I put a few flowers into the ground: sunflowers, marigolds, and calendula. With great soil, and just a little water, they are coming up! My daughter was helping me that day, and I cannot remember which these are… they look more like swiss chard starters.

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