Here' s the result of the first one. It made some gullies between the end of the tomatoes & the corn. Fortunately it wasn't going through a row. It actually only disturbed a couple of corn plants. Notice how small the tomato plant looks. This picture was taken one week ago.We've had such a cool spring, which we've really enjoyed, but the plants haven't cared for that much. We were in the high 80's & low 90's this last week. Look at the tomato plants now! Wow, that's in ONE WEEK! (you can see the dates on the pictures)
Back to the gully...
Here's the same shot taken a week later, after two more gully washers & some big storms.
We've had a lot of stormy weather. The news said our county recorded 80 mph winds the night before this picture was taken. We had quite a few of the branches from the neighbor's poplar trees in the garden. Here's one, it looks like it's trying to block the gully. LOL
The HEAT and the RAIN has also brought on the weeds. It's just been too doggoned muddy to get in the garden & weed. Here you can see the corn coming up nicely amongst the weeds & gullies & the branches.We took two bails of straw that we had and put them at the low spot on the garden to keep the dirt from washing away. It was washing away down that gully & filling up the fence! The problem happened because we didn't get in there & rake in the first gully. It was just way too muddy to get in there. Then we had another gully washer rain...then another, & then another!
Here you can see where our dirt was going to the fence.
Here's the broccoli & cauliflower row. We lost a broccoli plant. Something walked through our garden in the night & broke it. Makes me sad to lose a broccoli plant.
I think the cabbage looks good. Hope we can eat it before the bugs do!
And lastly, here's my poor herb garden. It has weeds & branches! The cilantro, thyme, & dill weed is doing great. The camomile is doing really good too. The basil if finally starting to come up, & sloooooowly so is the flat leaf parsley. Oh, the weeds...they're really thriving too.
As soon as I can get in there & weed I'll take those funny looking sticks out.
Here's a close up of the dill. It is really coming along. Back before the gully washers, when I would weed, I'd pick up rocks & put them between the sections. That's the basil next to the dill, & then the camomile, but you can't see the camomile because of the poplar branches.
So all in all it's coming along nicely. We have enjoyed our radishes & still have some more to pick & then we'll plant some more. We've also been enjoying green onions.
This week should be filled with evenings in the garden weeding.
Boy, do we have some work to do!