I’ve never been so happy to see a wet and cloudy day. My body simply couldn’t handle another day in the garden. I can lift my arms to type, but if I have to bend over to pick anything up today it’s staying on the floor. The funny part of the weekend included a visit to my brother’s new maintenance-free condo Saturday night . I couldn’t help note the irony. Perhaps he’s onto something?
Anyhoo, Nancy asked why I planted marigolds along with all the vegetables and I thought that was a valid question. It’s all about companion planting. Some plants get along well and actually help each other, while others don’t get along at all. Marigolds just happen to be good friends with tomatoes because they deter whiteflies. Nasturtiums do the same and even deter wooly aphids and cucumber beetles. So I set up a barrier, so to speak, of companion plants to give the tomatoes a fighting chance. The fact that it will help make the garden look pretty is just a bonus.