Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. First Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NLT)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Garden Update

After suffering through record temperatures (100+) for two weeks, we are enjoying a milder period. The highest this week has been 90. Still no rain, but with the cooler temps I have only been watering the garden every other day.

Tomatoes: loads of green tomatoes. So far, no sign of hornworms. I am waiting for the first fried green tomatoes and looking forward to a ripe, fresh from the vine tomato.

Green Beans: they are blooming heavily, but not beans yet.

Dry Beans: they are growing well. We have little beans forming.

Potatoes: growing rapidly. We have put one bin around each 2 plants and filled it with straw. This is supposed to grow more potatoes up in the bin. We will see. We have 14 bins, so hopefully we will have lots of potatoes. One plant has started blooming, so I will be looking for small potatoes in the next week

Squash and cucumbers: small fruit forming on all the plants.

Corn: growing well. Tassels have formed and pollen is falling onto the silks.

Peas: not doing well. Only a few plants have come up.

Turnips and Onions: looking great.