It is amazing to see the progress that is happening in the garden each week! Emma and I are out checking every day to see what is growing, and what needs to be squished (mainly the cucumber beetles!). There has been a lot of growth in this last week, or maybe everything was hiding and I hadn’t seen it before, but I was happy to see it after being concerned that the bugs would be my downfall again this year.
I am happy to report that we have a lot of pie pumpkins and blue hubbard squash growing right now, as well as many little teeny baby green beans. The zucchini is not as robust as I would like it though. Everyone has always said to me “just grow one zucchini plant, that will be enough.” And for some reason I continue to listen to them, and it is never enough!
There are a ton of little green tomatoes on all of my tomato plants. I can’t wait to see those grow and grow, we are ready for fresh tomatoes! Especially after we heard that the local business that we typically buy our tomatoes from was going to have to destroy its entire crop due to some sort of disease. It just goes to show how fragile the food system really is.
A lot of my sweet peppers are growing, but the jalapenos seem to be only flowers at this point. I would like the weather to be warm and sunny for the next week, I’m sure that would help the garden. I’m kind of over the overcast, rainy, muggy weather we have been having. If it is going to be humid, at least let it also be sunny!