Update from the Gardens
The summer gardens are loving the arrival of mid-summer heat! After stalling out in cool grey misty weather, the sweet corn is coming back alive with upward growth. The zucchini and squash are now bearing fruit with confidence, and there is some color showing up in the sweet pepper patch. As we step into the summer bounty, we are already preparing for the autumn harvest. Our storage carrots and beets have fully emerged and we were able to get a cultivation in after the last rain we had. If you are passing by the garden down by the road, take a peak at the winter squash and pumpkin patch we uncovered this past week. Emergence and early growth has been strong. We interplanted nasturtiums amongst our squash this year as a way of trying to deter the squash beetles. They are all starting to put out brilliant blossoms.