Continuing with the theme of customer harvests, Nina from Claremont passed along this image of a bucket of tomatoes, zucchini and onions. I'm especially jealous of those brandywines.
Edited by Barbara W. Ellis and Fern Marshall Bradley, and Read by Sean
Most gardening books organize themselves in a narrative structure, guiding you step-by-step through the process of growing your food. While such books are helpful for beginning gardeners, after reading one or two such books, you will begin to notice that much of this information is redundant. Once you have the basics covered, a good place to start building your advanced gardening library is The Organic Gardenerâ€™s Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control.
Stephanie Love, a Farmscape client in Upland, decided to test the limits of how big zucchini can grow. 3 pounds and 15 inches later, this was the result.
While zucchini such as these are impressive, they are often less flavorful than their smaller counterparts. Still, growing giants like these makes for a great experiment. Nice work, Stephanie.
It's been a hot week and for the first time since my overwatering fiasco, I've had to start watering again. This afternoon the squash and chard were both looking droopy so I ran the irrigation for 5 minutes.
Sun Gold, Matt's Wild Cherry, and Yellow Pear tomatoes are all sporadically ripening now. There were none to harvest today but I've picked and eaten a few of each. Many of my larger tomatoes are beginning to fruit as well. As you can see, we've got a large Mortgage Lifter coming in, and we should have a few Black Prince in the next month or so.