It’s the middle of the summer. The garlic harvest is complete and is hanging to dry. That lets us turn our attention to other projects. We have started building a new observatory, much further away from the house and the tall ash trees and sugar maple trees. That project may be done next week.
This wordpress instance was updated this morning.. that went very smoothly.
The garlic plot has been tilled over twice, to get rid of grass and weeds, and now we are thinking of putting in a cover crop, probably winter wheat, for cutting down in the late fall.

Also it is time to stock up on composted sheep manure. We don’t need it right now, but when we do need it, it is not available.
TSC (the old Co-op) was selling 13kg bags at $3.50 each Wednesday. They are listed as 0.6, 0.3, 0.3, which is quite different than in past years of 0.5, 0.5, 0.5 (Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium). Other regular suppliers in the past have been Canadian Tire and Lowes.

On the tomato front, we have no captured five tomato hornworms over three days. So far so good. Inspection once or twice a day seems to be keeping them in check.

The drought was last month and we have had enough rain in the last week or two that the grass has started to grow again and will require a cutting. It’s been 6-8 weeks since the last time.