I just ate my first, well, technically second, tomato sandwich from our tomato plants. The first was with cherry tomatoes, but I just ate my first one from the larger tomatoes.
Our garden hose gets stuck to the hose all the time. Normally, I can break it free, but today it wasn’t budging. Tried soaking it in vinegar with no luck, then WD40 with no luck. Back in the vinegar it went while we went out. It came apart like nothing was wrong when we got home.
Just for shits, I stuck some of the milkweed plants I started from seeds in pots that we had lying around the other year. They’ve come back up in those pots since. This spring they seem to be doing really well in the pots.
Our original milkweed was supposed to be pink but it turned out to be white. The monarchs still loved it. We saw pink milkweed last summer and bought some to plant. That was late in the season so we weren’t sure if it’d grow bt it is sprouting now.
Something reminded me of my greenhouse at Pop’s house growing up. I loved plants and he built that thing for me out of scrap wood and windows. I loved it.
We have been wanting to plant milkweed for a couple of years now. We finally found some and planted it in our front yard. Last spring, we actually had monarch butterflies and caterpillars on it.
It’s always great to see unexpected wildlife coexisting with humans. Today we spotted this toad under the hose.
We searched and searched for butterfly weed last year but wound up only finding swamp milkweed. It came back up this year. We don’t have any monarchs yet but a bumble bee found it and has been hanging out on it all day.
Last fall I gathered a bunch of milkweed seeds from the pods on our plants. I thought it was worth a try to try to grow some. It took forever for them to sprout but they eventually did after I had given up.
We had more peppers from our garden than we ever expected. It really surprised us. Hopefully, they taste delicious too!