We had a sudden storm blow through last evening--high winds and very hard rain. Normally my little patio is well protected but the wind swirled around blowing plants every which way. All I can see that needs fixing, so far, is the big Amish paste tomato listing into the tansy. Later I will pull it back into its proper position and tied up. I got a bit more trimming on tomatoes. We decided not to go to the farm market today. All we need are tomatoes and ours are coming in now. I get a handful of cherry tomatoes each day and several of the slicers are ripening. I finally transplanted the lavender yesterday. they will spend the winter inside. I also cleaned up patches of bee balm and stevia. I put them in a bad place shaded on one side by purple cayenne and on the other by the hibiscus before I moved it. Both were weak and straggly. On a whim I cut the stevia back and put it in a pot to see how it would do. But he bee balm wasn't worth transplanting. I have another, healthier stand elsewhere. I put the pyrethrum in the spot they had been.
I put in crystal apple cucumbers this year after growing the dragon's egg variety for the last couple of years. I saw several developing and a couple ready to pick. I put them up as a spicy-sweet freezer pickle. Until just a little while ago I thought I wouldn't get anything out of them. Now I am cautiously hopeful.
Another good reason not to deal with the big banks. How much and how often can these guys screw their customers?