Today's chores were to weed the whole garden. I try do this at least once a week. I do weed day to day, but I can easily overlook things. If I haven't walked down that row recently it tends to get overrun with weeds very fast.
While I was weeding I noticed the melons and cucumbers were just big enough to start training up the trellis. I had been training the melon vines to run toward the outside of the trellis and not towards the cucumbers. For now I'm trying to make them grow up their appropriate trellises, but since they touch I'm guessing at some point they will get away from me and commingle.
Then I had to water the garden I always think the garden looks best after a soaking rain - or a good watering. We are getting into the nineties today and high nineties tomorrow so I wanted to make sure everything was well watered.
Certain views of my garden are my favorites. Overlooking the pea bed is one of them. A neighbor's friend was in the driveway and telling me how pretty the garden was. I agree. Vegetable gardens are beautiful.
Down the middle of the tomatoes used to be another of my favorite views, but the tomatoes are getting too big and growing together. I can barely see the carrots in the middle. After this the carrots will grow very slowly.
And I love looking down the middle of the trellises. Of course normally the beans are all the same size coming up. This year they didn't germinate as evenly. The part of the bed you see here is pretty nicely even. They are the Cherokee Trail of Tears beans.