The vegetable season has really begun for us! We have been arvesting greens for week, but we just got opur first zucchini and our first cucumber. Both are absolutelt delicious -- but they didn't linger long enoug for me to comment on how good they might have been at staying fresh.
The tomatoes plants are now taller than I am, and heavy with fruit. We have lots of baby butternut squash, a couple of baby bell peppers, an eggplant, some beans and peas, a lot of watermelon flowers...
Even better, it's supposed to rain much of the next week -- which always a great thing for the garden and likely to spur the plants on to even greater things! I think we're going to have a groaning board by 10 days from now. That's excellent news, since that's about how long it is until Corey arrives.
I have had some disappointing brix readings so far. The food and plants look good, thoug there are a few blemishes
I am about to start experiments to see if individual nutrients can raise those. I did some research, and the volunteers in my main beds (lambs quarters and chicory, mostly) suggest a rich but possibly calcium deficient (or magnesoin bound) soil that might be a little low on potassium.
I'll start there with foliar calcium and then after I see what that does for a few days, I'll add potassium.
Oh, and the tree in the picture? That's the tree the baby robins just vacated -- it has a regular parade of hummingbirds these days. :)
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