finished up the last of the bulk bean plantings and have a great forecast for weather this week so it should be good. i just have some annual flower seeds to poke in a few places and then the rest of my time can go back to weeding, watering and working on a few projects.
will have to pick some strawberries later today.
rains have come along twice in two days which is a big improvement in the drought situation. not enough to have any major run off but still better than what we were getting before...
the last bean patch i finished planting this morning:
i didn't quite finish the farthest back part but i can work on that as i get around to it this summer/fall.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2021 11:56:24 GMT -5 by flowerbug
the beans are growing well, the tomatoes are also coming along.
i have new pictures of this season's growing beans on the website, same for some new clematis pictures and a few pictures of the creeping thyme in the north garden when it was blooming. i'm a bit too tired to put links in here this evening, but if i remember to do that tomorrow for those unwilling to check out the website.
plenty of rains recently, we don't really need any more, but that's not how this season has been working out. such is life and gardening...
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2021 20:48:59 GMT -5 by flowerbug
Harvest of the peas for us. The firsts beans did flower, i will sow the second beans at the place of the peas.
the peas here are doing good and a bit too early to harvest all of them, i let them play out as long as they will go before the heat shuts them down.
the earliest planted beans started flowering a few days ago they are a few weeks ahead of the others. recent rains have helped everything along - now the main thing is getting enough sunshine and moderate enough temperatures.
the earliest flowering bean is Pisarecka Zlutoluske, the early planted Purple Dove beans don't really count as they have a few extra weeks on the rest of what i planted later. Purple Dove are blooming up a storm and the purple flowers are always welcoome here.
with large amounts of rain there's a lot of odd things happening so i'm interested to see how this turns out... as usual.
the melon plants are starting to bloom, the tomato plants have some small tomatoes on them already, the pea plants persist in flowering and putting on new pods even when we've had some 90 degree weather, some is an understatement...
The tomato is late this year! She is in flower.The eggplant dont like the humidity and the rain this year (the old leafs are yellow) and the peppers stay smalls but did flowers. The second beans are germinate. The zuchinis are better than the last year but late not mosaic this year.
The weather is so humid than the firsts tomatos have the blight.The rods are not touched just a few leafs.The females flowers of squash are full of water, i don't think it thr better conditions for have a good polinisation.A few peas are germinate again with the beans (a few seeds fallen during tge harvest) and i have sow radish of variety reisenbutter.First harvest of zuchini! The chicoria is tasty!
i will need to get the garlic lifted next week. i hope i have a couple of dry days for that. otherwise the rest of the gardens are doing mostly ok. still weeding and keeping an eye on some projects but not making much progress on those. mosquitoes are very heavy this year, normally they are not out much in the middle of the day (especially this time of the year) and plenty of them. if you keep moving you don't get bitten too much.
i've not ever had a slug problem here with beans of any kind. we have a much more open space and the pathways are crushed rinsed limestone so they don't travel between gardens.
some of the tomato plants here are showing early spots from being too wet too often, but that is fairly normal for our gardens. by the end of the season the tomato plants look like they've been through a war zone with the damage from blight and sometimes the tomato worms too chewing away but we still usually get a good harvest so i'm not too worried. any worrying i do is later seen as a waste of energy.
melons, squash, beans, onions, peppers all doing fine, peas and beans i should see if i can pick some more today.
i've been picking a lot of purple beans this year as Purple Dove is one of my bulk beans and also one of my fresh eating bean along with it being a shelly.
i picked my first red tomato today, but it was a decoy as it had BER. which is not unusual for some of the first tomatoes to have some BER mixed in with them. i might be able to cut away a few bites of edible tomato... the worms will eat the rest.
I have did a seedling of cowpeas in greenhouse and a seedling of peas in a planter extremly humid.
It a good idea to sow peas seeds attaqued by the pea weevil? Put the seeds on water before the seedling can kill the weevil?
We don't have picking tomato.The tomatos are extremly late this year.We don't have choose precocious tomatos this year. The varietys Horned handean, canestrino di lucca and san marzano are not the most precocious but they have so tasty!