This is a journal of my small organic urban kitchen garden & large community garden plots. This blog includes home preserving, recipes & a little bit of our life. My husband calls the gardens Eden. He should know he is the cook here! We are located in eastern Pennsylvania in zone 6B.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
No more spots at the plots, playing cupid & weeds
It's been about six days since the initial spraying of the spots at the plots....so far, so good! I haven't found any more spots on any of the tomato plants! I'm going to keep a close eye on them though!
When I was at the plots on Sunday I spotted this.
Yep, the first female zucchini flower! Yesterday the flower had opened and I decided to take things in to my own hands. The male flower was still viable so I did a little hand pollinating. "The Italian" said I wasn't playing cupid...I was the Madame!
The cantaloupe are growing pretty fast. I put the melons and squash in a bit late over there.
Here they are on Saturday
and here they are on Sunday. I finally had the time to put the netting up. I did tie them a little here and there to start training them to climb the netting.
Look at those weeds and grass in the paths.....they grow a couple of inches a day!
The Little Marvel shelling peas are producing really well now. Most of the first planting had rotted and they had to be re-sown. They are picked at least once a day now!
The one "Three Sisters" planting
Here is the other "Three Sisters" planting and more weedy overgrown paths.
The weeds in the paths over there are in all of their glory! I have to say that I'm a bit embarrassed by the look of things....but, the part for my big trimmer should be in today!