Stopped by the garden after work today. Didn't have the camera with me - not much new to show.
The Rumbo pumpkin vines are easily three feet long already - longer and faster growing than anything else out there!
Counted about 30 baby squash that are starting to pick up some speed in their growth.
Got a lot of weeding done - some very systematic (all the onions) and some just here and there as I was checking things out. Doing a much better job of weeding this year than all the previous years! Makes me feel good!
I actually picked some beet greens today - THOUGHT I would cook 'em but we were lazy and ordered pizza, so I just wrapped 'em (and all the beautiful lettuce and the few radishes) in damp paper towels, bagged 'em, and threw 'em in the fridge. I'm looking forward to trying them, but since I'm not a big fan of bitter foods I'm a bit nervous. Not nervous like tasting something I don't like will ruin me forever, but nervous that I won't like the more mature taste.
Something's starting to snack on my cucumber leaves. One of the two varieties (Sweeter Yet) is DEFINITELY slower than the other (Sweet Success).
I see carrot leaves popping up all over - yay! Both down the middle of the onion rows, and between a section of squash and tomatoes.
Speaking of tomatoes, I'm sad to find two of my three Black from Tula's are getting VERY yellowy and wilty. Thinking of just sprinkling them with some fertilizer (10 10 10?) and seeing if that helps. Not sure what their problem is. I had the same thing happen with some of my tomatoes last year - in a different area of the garden. They do great for awhile, and then just fizzle and die. Did a little research online, but I don't recall if leaves are curling up or down, etc... Need to pay more attention.
Found some volunteer potatoes coming up under the onions, plus a couple volunteer tomato plants and what I THINK are volunteer tomatilloes - again, all in the onion patch. The tomatoes and tomatilloes would make sense - they were in that area last year. Potatoes were on the other side of the garden - plow must've moved 'em. Thinned out the tomatillo (or weed) sprouts and just left a few - will see what they develop into. I expected tomatillo volunteers - am just surprised it's only NOW that I'm seeing much of anything.
Some of the peppers have blooms - yay!
Tomatoes at the garden are just starting to get little green fruit.
Oh, and those red raspberries I was waiting to finish ripening here at home last week? Black. I forgot I had black raspberries two years ago. Thought they died last year. That must be them taking a year off as they died off in the pot but a runner hit the rock wall and came back up in a few spots along the hill the wall fades into. Heh heh - future owners here are going to love me!