If God is for us, who could be against us? Perfect Love casts out all fear. Fear the Lord our God, the maker of heaven and earth, the name above all names. Forever and ever. Amen.
Peace my friends! Got the garden going again and I caught the wave this time! They're right on schedule! Seed was planted late April and they were transplanted out at the garden on Mother's Day! Strain is an afghan dominant line originating from Hill Temple Collective. Been preserving the line for about 8 years or so now! Last year at harvest I separated the plants based on smell when I was trimming. I ended up with a brown sticky nose so be advised, its best to separate and mark the plants at the garden!
Dug the entire garden in 7 holes and fertilized with espoma garden tone and applied dolomite lime. Just top dressed the 2nd time after working the soil this week. Always pile soil around the stems to help support the plants! We have been blessed with good rains the last couple days, and the plants are on the move now!
Plants were topped once early June, and the plants are responding well with lots of lateral branches growing. I even topped the smallest of the plants, which i thought was a mistake, but they're growing out of it. There is one tall plant that got topped a 2nd time. It may be a male. One plant is growing alternating nodes already!
When I pinched them, one well established plant was pinched a little too far back and it caught some sort of disease causing all the growing points to die. I think its a vascular disease. It now has new growth and seems like its recovered!
The plot has a couple low spots where the garden was dug and soil was moved toward the center. Water has been puddling there, so i dug a trench from the low end of the garden to allow it to drain. Soil from the trench was put in the puddles to fill them in. It rained really well after I was out there, so I was glad i fixed it. Puddles can be really bad for your plants. It causes waterlogged soil, and plants can start to get root dieback. Happened to me a couple years ago, but that was a swampy site where water had nowhere to go.
Was having some deer as well as rabbit/rodent damage the last few weeks. Rebuilt the fence to keep out the deer, but the rodents kept cutting stems. Been applying animal repellent a couple times a week. Cut up a bar of Dove soap spreading it around. Saw my dog go number 2 on the way to the plot, so grabbed the shovel and spread that out there. Repellents tend to wash off with these heavy rains,and you also have to change up the scent on some animals or they get used to it. I always bring the dogs to the plot and they spread their scent around the area. Animals have been staying away and the stems are over pencil size!
Been putting in the extra effort taking care of the plants and they're smiling! Check it out!
Trust in the Lord our Heavenly Father! Jesus is the Way my friend! Follow God's lead, be obedient always and he'll never leave your side! Life is good! Welcome to summer! Enjoy!