Dry, Hot July Gardening
Update! I can’t believe the green. We’ve been eating snap peas like crazy. Things are certainly taking up the space that the seed package warned! The brussels sprouts especially, those leaves are huge! My favorite right now is the lettuce – I have let three of each kind do their thing, and they have become amazing trees that I can just pluck leaves off of. Very cool!
A bit of an ongoing battle with pests – I found stink bug babies all over the cukes and zucchini and used a soap and water spray that was too strong. I lost the zucchinis, unfortunately, and the cucumber plants are just starting to recover. I’m starting a second batch of zucchini, they might not have much time to produce a lot of fruit, but it’s worth a shot!
As for the pumpkins, I have transplanted my new babies into the garden. We are also going to put some in the community garden, see how the difference in soil works for them. As long as we get a couple of guys to carve into jack-o-lanterns I’m happy.
Next up: moth balls to repel the little white cabbage moths, and an update you on how the 5-10-5 fertilizer works on the watermelon and the new pumpkins!