Update From the Gardens
With cooperative weather and a full moon this past week, we have been able to watch the gardens explode with growth. Beans are now blossoming and have baby beans, the potatoes are in full bloom and we performed the last hilling on them, the beet greens are coming back to life after the dry hot spell of June and are sizing up, and the young summer squash are starting to size up. It won't be long now until these summer veggies join us at the table. We have been able to cultivate the gardens very well during the full sun days and get our hand weeding and greenhouse work done on the misty rainy days. The tomato vines are heavy with fruit and the cherries are showing color. The weather favors the various beetle pests as well and we are doing our darndest to scan for and control them. So far, the vigorous plants are still thriving.
Just as we are heading into midsummer, we are already thinking of autumn and winter as we plant out our brassicas (cabbage, cauliflower, brocolli, brussels) and root crops (carrots and beets).