First, what are these plants?
1. Random bush in our front yard
Close-up of bud?
2. Totally weird bulb of a plant I dug up today that has been nothing but a random leafy stalk...
See? Leaves and stalk - no buds anywhere and I wanted the space for a new tomato plant.
3. Andrew dug up a SERIOUSLY invasive weed that had roots over 2 feet long. It was trying to take over the azaleas and looks kind of evil.... Any ideas?
Also, because I know my mom will want to see how her babies are growing, look at these lovely tomato plants!!!
My mom came over and planted the seedlings a few weeks ago and they are doing AWESOME. Some of the leaves are looking a little yellow - is that bad? I bought a fourth plant at a farm market today because it's supposed to give me huge heirloom tomatoes (pineapple tomatoes, whatever that means) and all the plants she gave me are for smaller tomatoes.
Here's another tomato question - at what point am I supposed to stake them or cage them? And do I need to put a net over them so birds and squirrels don't eat them all?
And WHAT is this growing all over all my azaleas? It looks like a creepy white fungus but I can't find anything about it on the internet. Help!
Life is finally slowing down enough that we've been getting a lot of yard work done and planted some seeds today that proooobably won't come up because it's too late in the season - basil, carrots, and zinnias. But a friend offered me some of her basil seedlings, so maybe that will work out since John Paul would eat nothing but basil all day if he could and I'd like to have more than our one farmer's market plant can offer! Next year we'll get a little more ambitious in the gardening department - this year is still all about survival!