It was a slow week in the garden this past week. I didn’t get to do as much as needed to be done. I did get to weed, feed, and mineralize my established plants. The plan was to then spend Sunday prepping the fallow beds for the (belated due to the heat) fall planting, but it rained overnight and drizzled off and on during the day. So, that didn’t get done. (Guess what I’ll be doing after work this week?) After the rain and a few degrees cooler weather (upper 80s rather than mid 90s), my garden is starting to respond. My pepper plants are hanging on – the chilis barely – and I’ve even got some new signs of life in the garden.
While weeding the garden, I noticed a couple of my peanut plants had stems that couldn’t reach the dirt and created some peanuts in the open air. Here’s one of the peanuts growing. (I tried to stick this one in the dirt afterwards.) Cool, huh?
I also found this leading up to one of my raised beds. It’s not the first time I’ve seen one of these in that area. Moles? Voles? Argh!
IN THE GARDEN:
Throughout the garden, I have bags of cow manure compost waiting to be added to my fallow beds – along with Azomite (to re-mineralize the soil) and organic fertilizer.
My Caroline raspberries continue to ripen. I now have 6 large containers of raspberries in the freezer, awaiting preserve making time.
My pumpkin vines are doing great, despite the heat. This section is three beds away from where it was planted!
Just when I thought I had no more life left in my melons, they surprise me. Look at this.
IN THE KITCHEN:
I finally finished getting all the kernels off the cob of my Glass Gem corn harvest. (And I’ve got the blisters on my hands to prove it. Ouch!) After saving seed to plant next year, I had two large containers full of popcorn. I’ll let you know how well it pops.
Although things are slow in the garden right now, I did harvest a basket or two this past week. Come back tomorrow to see pictures of this past week’s Garden Bounty.
How is your garden growing?