Here’s a sample of what we brought in this week, which does not include the Cilantro, Genovese Basil, Sweet Basil or Thai Basil that was used to make about a half a cup of walnut pesto… yum.
As a side note about the watermelon, it was picked because it was hoped to be finished. It wasn’t. Just because it sounds hollow doesn’t mean that it is done. Do you think it will ripen up if we let it sit for a few days or does that only work if its not cut open?
And how does the garden grow?
The Super Sweet 100 plants from the Greenhouse were taken out on June 19. The stalks were turning brown and the leaves have some black spotting on and around the edges almost all of the tomatoes were cracked as well. The bed was also pretty crowded. Do you think we took off too many leaves?
After spreading out the remaining Tomatoes and fertilizing them after any possible shock from pruning and realigning branches, it looks like this:
Outside the tomatoes are enjoying their space:
The Watermelon in the Greenhouse are starting to crawl around, hopefully we can develop a good support for them this week.
Outside Watermelon are continuing to grow up and cover the trellis.
So now the bed looks like this:
We have Eggplant in the back middle (the fruit is floppy and soggy but the leaves are beginning to regain rigidity, the fruit should really be cut off to allow the plant to properly recover).
The two greens on the right and left are Malabar Red Spinach. These are going to use the trellis to climb up and the leaves can be used like lettuce or spinach.
Radish is planted in the bottom middle.
Seeds have been started to fill up the remaining space: Chocolate Peppers!
Now that the bed has been fixed we can take a deep breath and move on.
NO!!!!! You may not be able to see it, but yes, that is a gopher hole in the beans. At least 2 plants have been munched on. I don’t have the heart to pull the bed without giving it a fighting chance against the gopher, so the fingers are gonna stay crossed. Tightly. And eyes shut.
Every week is getting better, one plant is dying out (the determinate Tumbling Toms have stopped producing) and others are taking its place (the Yellow Perfection is ripe!). Last minute seeds are getting started this week and we have a bunch more pots to be filled up. And if you liked the week by week comparison, check back next week.
Head over to Daphne’s Dandelions to see more gardens!