The crops are really taking off! The Riverman is disappointed that there are no blossoms on the Celebrity tomatoes, but he’s pleased with how much they’ve grown since last week. He “ruthlessly” thinned out the carrots last night. And, we’ve been using the kale in our smoothies all week! The onions and peppers are all very healthy.
The cukes and the squash haven’t yet set blossoms, but I can see the tiny little cucumbers where the blossoms will form! They are much more robust than the plants we had last year.
I haven’t yet gotten the fence around the vining spinach, so the creatures are still having a field day chomping off the newly sprouted plants.
All the berries are doing well. They seem to be in a race to see which one will bear fruit first. I don’t remember them all starting to show fruit at the same time last year. Last week I predicted we’d have raspberries by now. Sadly, that prediction did not come to fruition. Maybe next week!
Two of the Monarch caterpillars are still around. I saw four earlier in the week, but when I checked this morning I could find only two. My neighbor says she’s seen some on the coneflower plants instead of on the milkweed and says I shouldn’t worry too much.
Mother Nature is doing the watering again this week. We’re expecting 2 – 3 inches over the weekend. We’re having additional gutters put on the house and the guy finished the east side of the house yesterday. So, we’ll see if the additional gutters help to keep the water away from the foundation!
That’s the crop report for this week. What’s happening in your garden?!