Garden in the midst of a Heat Wave

I am so proud of what is coming up in this garden! What’s the most interesting is the things I fussed over aren’t doing as well as the things I had given up hope on to some extent…LOL! The peas are climbing so fast I had to add 6′ bamboo posts for them to climb. The peppers are still taking some time getting used to their new home but at least they’re starting to flower. I am SHOCKED at the progress the tomato plants have made in the past week though. The leaves are growing very large, flat, and an incredibly dark green. Same with the zucchini, they practically exploded.

My poor cucumbers are struggling with something that keeps nibbling on them! I sprayed with an insecticidal soap today, hopefully that keeps whatever it is at bay. The watermelon was having the same trouble it appeared, but it seems to have pushed through – it has the neatest leaves unfolding.¬†Something ate my celery leaves last night, I’m blaming the japanese beetles I’ve been finding all over the place.

What else…the brussels sprouts have huge beautiful leaves, the carrots are really coming up, and the pumpkin patch is officially out of control. I’m going to have to leave that one up to God now LOL! I saved a baby rhubarb from the compost pile and now it’s going strong.

When we came home from the wedding the kale was starting to crowd itself, so we thinned it and ate it – quite spinachy in flavor. We ate a few of the young lettuce bunches that I had thinned out the other day as well. It’s incredibly rewarding to eat something you put in the ground as just a tiny seed. Can’t wait to see what’s next on the menu!


About Fjola Melody

Yogi, DJ, runner, cat lover, coffee drinker! Oh ya and the occasional beer. Life is good!

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