We had a freak wind rip into the garden today, bringing with it some nasty rain. The wind jostled all my corn but worst of all was what it did to my tomatoes. This year, at great expense, I upgraded my tomato stakes from bamboo to fancy wooden ones that were supposed to last for years.
I’ll bet you can see where this is going…. Well under the weight of the green tomatoes and with the strength of the wind, four stakes (so far) snapped right off at the base! The rest are all a bit cock-eyed. I’m hoping that the damp warmth doesn’t bring about the blight, because I don’t think I could stand it! When the wind dies down tomorrow I’ll spray with a copper something – depending on the withholding period… Oh I don’t know.
Then I’m going to head to my local hardware store and get me some metal stakes and replace the wooden ones and bang them in so securely they will be touching the centre of the earth! No one messes with my tomatoes!
In the meantime – I invite you to sit back and check out a movie I made of happier times in my garden – which was actually only last week!
Come again soon – I will not allow myself to be defeated in this epic battle with the weather this summer!
Sarah the Gardener : o )