Hi everyone from Ten Gables Cottage,
The broccoli has finally started to make nice florets and the tomatoes are growing, too. I will have broccoli by Christmas, but the tomatoes may not be ripe. We shall see!! I have had to be diligent about watering, as we are getting only a drop of rain about every 2 or 3 weeks, so every evening I am checking to see what is needed! The broccoli leaves wilt quite a bit during the day in the hot sun, but it doesn't seem to hurt them much. In the photo, you can see a yellow leaf on bottom...could do with more water I suppose, or that may be because I used our drinking water to water and it has some purifiers in it. Sorry to say that I don't have any rain water saved in a barrel...the heat would evaporate it in no time. But I do have an untreated well on the property, so that is the way to go.
I have started decorating Ten Gables for Christmas.....the Christmas tree went up yesterday, but still needs some finishing touches. I decided on a different theme this year, so will be putting up another one or more to use some of the treasured ornaments from around the world. I love decorating for Christmas! I will soon start showing you my creative endeavors! Have a great day!