Saturday, June 16, 2012

Garden Update

A brief on text, long on photos, update on various veggies:

TURBAN GOURDS: looked better on June 1 than June 14.

TURBAN GOURD JUNE 1
TURBAN GOURD JUNE 14






MELON: The watermelon plants are nicely shaped and healthy.  But, are they supposed to be so small?
The cantaloupe seems to be coming back from the hail damage.

CANTALOUPE JUNE 16
WATERMELON JUNE 14

PUMPKINS: Cinderella is putting out amazing growth considering the damage it sustained in the hail.  Baby Boo and Jack B Little, like the gourds, looked healthier and greener on June 6.  Was it the hail?  Or could I be over-watering those plastic tubs?  Is the soil poor?  The plants in one container are barely hanging on. 

BABY BOO AND JACK B JUNE6
BABY BOO AND JACK B LITTLE JUNE 14



CINDERELLA PUMPKIN JUNE 14
TOMATOES:
Yellow Brandywine is looking better compared to a week ago. It is greener, rather then yellow.

YELLOW BRANDYWINE JUNE 14
YELLOW BRANDYWINE JUNE 6




Sungold, Legend (take 2), Ace, and Mr. Stripey have blossoms.  Japanese Trifele.  I pulled out the Momotaro.  Such a shame... we used to joke around that our clumsy Golden-Doodle, who doesn't look where he is going, would trample through the tomatoes, us calling out, "Edward! Get out of the Momotaro!"  Take a look at the photo for an example of Edward's grace!  We happened to catch this while taking photos of Boo on a pile of straw bales!  He isn't the brightest bulb on the tree... but he is super sweet and loving. 

"Edward!  Get out of the Momotaro!"

SUNGOLD JUNE 14
JAPANESE TRIFELE JUNE 14













       ACE JUNE 16      
MR. STRIPEY JUNE 16




BEANS:  Again, the older Jade bush beans looked better a week ago. The right photo shows beans planted two weeks apart, the yellowed ones oldest. 

JADE BUSH BEAN JUNE 16
JADE  BUSH BEAN JUNE 6










CUCUMBERS: Summer Dance doesn't look too promising, neither does one of the Lemons.  But the three Lemons I got at the high school Future Farmer's of America sale look great!  They are starting to climb the tomato cage trellis.

SUMMER DANCE CUCUMBER JUNE 14
LEMON CUCUMBER JUNE 16


PEPPERS:  The hail damaged Quadrato D'Asti Rosso is getting new growth, some from the lower stem.  The California Wonder had a blossom a few days ago, no telling if it set fruit.  One of the Wonder Bells is so-so, the other one got tossed yesterday.  As with the tomatoes, the mail order peppers did not meet my expectations.

WONDER BELL JUNE 14
CALIFORNIA WONDER JUNE 14



QUADRATO D'ASTI ROSSO JUNE 14

PEAS:  What can I say about the Cascadia peas?  Just that they are producing beyond my wildest expectations!  No sign of slowing, and putting out new blossoms daily.  Even raw they are tender and delicious. 

CASCADIA SNAP PEAS JUNE 14
So, that is my update on the veggie situation! 









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