Let this be a lesson to all the potato bin gardeners out there. Constant vigillence. They grow fast in those hot summer days, and you've got to keep up with it.
Alas, I have not been able to. For many reasons I haven't had the time to do it and now I know it's far too late. Any hilling I did now would just create dead, barren stems and not roots that grow potatoes. So I've got two boards on one and three boards on another, and that's it. If I'm lucky I'll get 30 pounds between them. The good news is that doing nothing with the ones in my SFG beds is exactly what I am supposed to do.
So, this year's potato bins are a bust. Next year will be better because I won't have a standing committment every weekend, and thus, will have the time and energy to do the bins justice.
One thing I'll definitely change is to install the back wall against the fence before I plant like Dan did. It is a really good idea since it is hard to get a screw gun back there.
Otherwise, the garden is growing. I haven't had time to do anything but water. If there were weeds they'd probably remain there as the mushrooms have, but there aren't any weeds to speak of. And none of the other plants around that cut one have shown any signs of distress so I'm thinking it's not root whatevers. That's good news.
Oh, and the bees. I found two in the laundry room under where the nest is. It's possible they flew in through the open door on the other side of the room, but I'm going to keep an eye out. If they get in my house, the deal's off and they go bye bye. My wife won't stand for it.
Well, short post tonight, I've got tons to do and the kids have been missing their daddy. Take care all and enjoy your garden!