Monday Garden Harvest
Patience doesn't always pay off when it comes to gardening. I patiently waited for my beautiful looking broccoli to grow bigger and I about waited too late. It was on the verge of bolting when I went to cut it Sunday morning.
Things I learned this year about growing broccoli:
1) Keep the soil cool, the more mulch the better! Provide shade if possible by means of a row cover. Water frequently as well to cool soil down.
2) Broccoli is a cut and come again vegetable. Once the heads are harvested, side shoots will produce small heads that can be harvested.
The bunching green onions are still growing nicely as well as the yellow sweet candy onions. My son wanted to pull the yellow onions so I let him pull two. They are laying on the table to dry a couple of days.
Ever since we had some very high winds, my yukon potato plants have not looked good at all, being on the verge of dying. So we decided to see how well they were doing. We pulled 5 plants and had right at 7 pounds of potatoes.
All the potatoes planted in the "Build As They Grow" potato bins are growing and looking great. Some have started to flower.
The tomatoes are doing wonderful. I have two tomatoes on the 4th of July plants that have already started turning red. They should be ready to pick in a few days. The first tomatoes before June 15th? Unheard of around my garden.
My hot pepper plants do not look good at all. I will be searching for a couple more jalapeno plants today and hopefully can find them with some size to them.
My strawberries are growing great, just wish they would put on more strawberries!
Here is a picture of how dry it is here:
I may have to start pumping water from our pond to water my garden instead of from the hose. Water is expensive in my rural area.
How is your gardens growing?
Harvest Monday is sponsored by Daphne's Dandelions.