There won’t be too many trips this summer. There is just too much going on.
But trip 1 is in the bag. A wonderful visit with some friends up to a remote cabin in the woods. Temps dipped into the 40s. It was beautiful.
On the radio this morning they said it should be 105 today. Welcome back to the Valley of the Sun!
The good thing is that my garden was well tended while I was gone. And as a result my new beds were starting to sprout.
The dirt in these two beds is as close to gold as I’ve ever put into a raised bed, so I have high hopes. The deep mulch is working good so far. The seeds are staying moist and I’m seeing a good germination rate.
Everything was busting out with peppers and tomatoes. My first BIG tomato of the year… well… it looked terrible. Blossom end rot, some other random soft spots… not good. I’m hoping the rest will be better with the amendments that have been added. This lesson just keeps ON GIVING. The chickens at the tom. They gave it good reviews.
Cherry toms and my principe toms are doing great though and producing abundantly. Peppers are coming out all over the place. All varieties. Yumminess abounds!
I’m digging the trellis system. It seems to be holding fairly well. Trellising the toms is a bit of an adventure and makes for some seriously stained fingers, but the wall of toms seems to be holding, in spite of some pressure. Plus the cukes are finally catching on!
The Old Time Tennessee Melons are content, but I’m figuring out I will have a space problem between my beds very soon… hmmm… I’ll have to think about this one. It will could be tough to get to the ollas soon.
(Don’t look at the grass, I was on vacation) 🙂
Apples are beginning to swell. I’m really excited! It’s always fun to watch fruit forming.
The beans are… well… they’re doing their thing. I’m hoping for a good harvest this year. The plants are definitely looking healthier than they have in the past and the pole beans are starting to climb. It’s very entertaining to watch.
Watermelons are not to be out done.
It was also very exciting to come back to my first zucchini of the season! Grow baby, grow! We really love all of the squash. I’ve been hungry for these for months.
You have to love summer. 🙂