As I did my early-AM garden walk-through this morning, I discovered that some of my veggies must have had a wild time last night. Half of them are are suddenly leaning a bit drunkenly to one side.
I think it's because they are just growing too fast. It's only June 7th, and we're on our 17th day in a row over 80 degrees. When you live in Minnesota, "spring" is a bit of an illusion - we generally go directly from winter to summer, with about three days in between when the starry-eyed gardener decides it's a good idea to plant cool-weather crops. Three weeks later, the spinach has all bolted and the tomatoes are starting to flower. (Well, okay, it's been 7 weeks since I planted greens, but they only got big enough to harvest in the last few weeks.)
Anyway . . . . The peas seem to have had the roughest night. Just last night they were standing proud and tall, and now look at them, barely able to keep upright.
Here are the potatoes, already about 3.5 feet tall and starting to lean to the right, with nary a blossom to be seen (but they sure do look healthy).
Below are my Principe Borghese tomatoes, fallen over just since last night. I know - they need staking - but I haven't yet figured out how to do it. The three types of stakes I have in the garage - bamboo, the twirly ones (which I would link to, but Gardener's Supply doesn't seem to have them anymore), and regular cages - don't stay standing because the container is too shallow. Before this morning, I had planned to putz around with the potted tomatoes on Saturday. Instead, tonight I'll be trying to come up with some contraption that will both support the tomatoes and stay upright.