Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Detroit Golden and Swiss Giant
I cleared out the space where my radish were and planted Detroit Golden beets there this morning. I have never seen them in stores or eaten them, and am eager to see how they turn out. They are supposed to have a sweeter, milder flavour than red beets.
My Swiss Giant pansies are on the verge of opening today. I can already tell that one is going to be a gorgeous burgundy colour. Looking forward to seeing their little faces shine!
R is weeding the raspberry patch. It is the perfect day to do it - breezy and only 22 degrees. My back won't take helping out today. :( Lighter weeding in the raised beds for me.
I'm off to stake one of the yellow cherry tomato plants. They are determinate/bush tomatoes. Never having grown determinate tomatoes before, I didn't realize they'd take up so much space horizontally! The main stem of the yellow cherry has split, I assume from the heavy winds we've have lately. I want to tie it so it won't break off completely. I hope that does the trick. The branch that has almost separated from the plant has dozens of yellow blooms on it. Arhg.