Mostly because it is the cutest thing I've ever seen and I decided to share it because it just the sweetest thing ever. The Dog is holding his hand!
Okay, back to my world.
I decided to go another route with the left over flowers; I pulled every available pot off the bench and filled them all. Now I have flowers everywhere.
I am going to have to be very careful when I unplant the other tomatoes and then nurse them for a time in pots before they are re-homed with my Dad. It’s going to be really not fun to get the plants switched out because there is next to no wiggle room in the bed as it is and doing the change is going to be frustrating and require a lot more delicacy that my normal garden routine of stomping around like a Clydesdale and hoping for the best. I am going to have to do my best impression of one of those miniature horses if this is going to work out and end with as little loss of tomatoes life as possible.
The potatoes are chugging along. The earliest should be ready for harvest the middle of June and the last at the end of July. There are already flowers on some of the plants and that's a good sign. One of the plants has started to fall under its own weight but they did that last year too and the plants weren’t as tall. I'm hoping that one plant is just getting lazy and it’s not a sign of a darker problem like bug infestation or some sort of potato blight. Everything looks lush and green and I have found a handful of dead leaves on all of the plants, I don't think this is a dire warning. I haven't found anything eating the leaves as a full time job and there is thus far no sign of bugs eggs or other infestation.
I am going to spray them this weekend though because I have also seen some chewed leaves and this is not something I want to become a habit to the local bug population. They are welcome to visit but they can't stay here full time. I am concentrating on the number of healthy, unchewed dark green leaves and strong, upright stems.