1. Kris
    July 11, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    Ok – ‘hide your kids, hide your wife’ just made me almost wet myself! That aside… my broccoli bolted out last year too. BUT, I ended up with great big lovely heads in the fall when it cooled down – side shoots from the original plant! Don’t write them off just yet! Try cutting down the main stalks (when the murderin’ is over, that is) and you could get lucky.


    • Katie
      July 12, 2012 @ 9:37 am

      I’m so glad that joke wasn’t too obscure; it made me laugh so hard that I couldn’t help but put it in there and hope someone got it. That made my day. 🙂

      Awesome tip about the broccoli!! I was going to let them die off but I will cut down the main stalks and keep watering them with the hope for future broccoli. All of the murderin’ is over now so it should be safe to proceed. Thanks a bunch!


  2. Gwen
    July 14, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    At least your cucumbers and tomato plants are doing really well! How long does all that watering take you each day!?

    Are the tomatoes the kind where you have to pinch out their ‘armpits’ so the extra grown doesn’t weaken the main stem? That’s what I used to have to do to my tomato plants but I don’t know whether that’s a bit ‘last year’ now!

    Keep growing!


    • Katie
      July 14, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

      Yes, they are doing great! I pulled off my first cucumber yesterday. For the tomatoes, I haven’t pinched any ‘armpits’ (ha ha – funny term) and I’m not sure if I should. They seem to be doing fine right now so I’ll leave them alone but if I see a struggle, I’ll try that tip. Thanks Gwen!

      The watering only takes a few minutes since I’ve bunched them all in the same spot on the deck very close to the hose. I didn’t buy any hanging annuals this year so I wasn’t driving myself crazy with a watering schedule. 🙂


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