Sunday, July 25, 2010

Trouble on the farm

Wind. The tomato cages have made the pots top heavy and my lightweight mix with styrofoam peanuts is not helping. So when our crazy weather gusts, over they go. Vince went up in the smattering of rain and pinned them in place with the other, heavier, lower pots, but I am going to have to secure them. This is not good for the determined watemelons, lying in the pots' paths. I will be amazed if those poor fruit reach maturity.

I am suitably chastened about my earlier squash comment. Yes, I will eat it and I will enjoy it.


  1. You got that wind too? Ours came with a 1/2 hour of rain and 8 hours without power.

    Summer. Freaky.

  2. I also have a 2/3 lightweight mix and 1/3 empty crushed plastic bottles at the bottom but in either terracotta cache-pots or wood planters. And nothing moves on windy days, just the lounge chairs ...


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