Sunday, June 27, 2010

Note to Me

Never buy this kind of squash again. It is dry, has large seeds and smells like a pumpkin.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

CORN on its way

I'm anxious to get some corn out of this garden, so I was thrilled to see it growing!

I also have another mystery plant growing in my compost, I think/hope it is cantaloupe. I guess you could say I am not very devoted to my compost. I am more excited about the plants that I am allowing to take over it.
I continue to get dozens of cherry tomatoes from the plants. My baby and I usually rinse and eat them before they even make it inside the house. They have great flavor. Squash is failing miserably. No zucchini and yucky yellow squash. Carrots are almost all gone, they have been good to us. No strawberries in the past weeks.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tomatoes Galore

This past week...
The peas are all fried by the hot sun. I will plant peas in the fall again.
The corn plants grew tassels which hopefully means we will have corn growing soon. The plants are not getting much taller and look dry most the time although I water them generously.
The early-planted carrots (planted 2/16) are turning bitter. They have not reached full grown size, but the flavor is no longer sweet as it was about a month ago.

Lots of red cherry tomatoes ready to eat. They are delicious! (see photo above)
I picked 4 carrots from the batch planted on 3/6 and they are larger and sweeter than those planted weeks before. (see photo above)
The yellow squash I planted was not what I expected and is small, dense and has large seeds that look like pumpkin seeds. I cut some open to eat with dinner a week ago and they were not desirable and smelled like pumpkins. I guess that was the wrong type of squash.
Zucchinis are growing until about 3 inches and then withering away. I don't know why, but will keep trying to help the plant be happy so maybe we will get something good out of it.

I look forward to fall planting to have a fresh start and hopefully more rewarding results.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


The heat finally hit this past week and my plants are feeling it. This morning, my normal routine was interupted so I didn't get out to water the garden until about 11am. The yellow squash and zuchini plants looked the most upset, but all the plants were sagging and looking parched by that time of day. This weekend is threatening us with 106, 108 and 109 degree temperatures, so I think it is time to water more and provide some shade for the plants in the hottest times of day to extend their lives. I will remove the shade when the sun begins to go down to allow the plants to get sunlight in the cooler morning hours of the following day.