I’ve been disappointed with the veggies I’ve grown and picked so far this summer. There are quite a few tomatoes, but they’re rather tasteless tomatoes.
I am giving them a substance that has calcium in it to keep the rot from the top that I’ve been getting every year, a tip Southwood Nursery gave me.
And two big cucumbers formed, but before they turned all the way green, they got mushy and turned white. So I didn’t even get to taste them.
I can’t figure out where I’m going wrong.
However I am still waiting for the peppers. Maybe they’ll surprise me.
The zinnias are perfection. Well, as close to perfection as can be expected.
I’ll have to ask Debbie from Mountain Mama where she suggested I order those seeds, because naturally I’ve already forgotten. Since I don’t always have much luck with seeds, I want to try that place again.
The cosmos is starting to bloom. I’ve never planted cosmos seeds before. The flower is a bit irregular in shape, but still very pretty.
The rose bush has grown tall, despite my cutting it back from time to time already. I’m beginning to think I might have to find a home for it in the ground someplace.
I don’t know as I’d plant it in my front yard because the yard guys are pretty careless. It is due to their leaving a hole next to the sidewalk that I sprained my ankle.
Don’t know as I’d trust them around my yellow rose bush.
However it is in the biggest pot I have. I believe it’s 24×24. I don’t know if I can find a bigger pot.
Reader Jan emailed me with a question. She said someone commented about a rug cleaner that a professional cleaner told this person to get. I don’t recall, but wondered if any of you did.
Jan said she really wants to try this product because her dog got sick on her rug and she can’t get it clean.
So if any of you recall the name of this product, please leave it in the comment section. Or if you have other suggestions for Jan.
I may be taking Charlie to a vet acupuncturist Monday afternoon. He does okay a day or so after my vet gives his back a laser treatment, but it doesn’t last long.
Of course a vet acupuncturist won’t be cheap. But I’m willing to try it to see if it will help him. They do lots of other kinds of therapy there.
As usual I have to weigh his anxiety about going to places with the quality of treatment he might potentially get. Due to his heart condition, I try not to stress him. But I think I may give this a shot though. Poor little guy.
And here’s a photo of Ivy Lou. She lives a life of relative luxury in my book. I give her lots of latitude about her constant exploring and getting into things because I know she must sometimes get bored being inside.
I think her favorite place in this apartment is the bathtub. She takes her toys in the bathtub. She stands next to it while I’m showering so she can drink the droplets left after my shower.
But then she loves to kill bugs and chase shadows and…uh-oh. Look where she is now.
“Ivy Lou, get yourself down from there right now!”
She got down and headed down the hallway.
I just heard a crash. I’d better go see what she’s into now.
I go to physical therapy in a bit. Probably be my only outing of the day. I don’t go out much once it gets hot.