Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14 - Garden update

Wow - another glorious sunny day in the garden. What a joy after all the rain - now we just need some heat to move things forward. Pretty much everything (except lettuce and radishes) are behind where they were last year. Planting was late due to rain and the colder weather has slowed a lot of things down. Here is quick run down....

Garlic - is amazing - huge heads - we've just harvested the first ones - the best for baking (at our produce stand on Saturday)

Onions are doing great too - these are more related to day length than heat so the weather hasn't affected them as much.

Tomatoes, eggplants, peppers - all doing quite well. Some disease in the tomato patch due to wetness - lets hope for warmer nights or this could be a big problem.

Cucumbers, zucchini, squash - all doing quite well. I'm surprised - last year I lost the entire crop due to disease - but so far so good, lots of blossoms.

Potatoes - first ones are delicious - at our vegetable stand on Saturday.

Looks like a good crop of corn, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts etc all coming.

Kales and chards are fantastic - as you already know if you've been visiting our produce stand on saturdays.

Our priority this week is to tidy up some weeding and sow the last outdoor plantings of beans, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuces, carrots; and get a cover crop sown in the greenhouse so it has time to grow and be tilled in before our fall planting in there.

Drop by - Saturdays to see us.

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