Thursday, August 9, 2012
Gardens and Puppies
Pickling cucumbers in greenhouse #2 are coming on strong. While only enough for a few jars at a time, I'm still very pleased with the results. The marketmores (eating) cukes in greenhouse #1 are just starting to catch up, and I should be harvesting the first ones in just a day or two. Tomatoes are starting to turn yellow, ears are forming on the greenhouse corn, tiny squash abound. I'd like to see the peppers doing more than just flowering, but all in all, I think it's coming along nicely.
Peas are still coming in the garden, but slower now. Beans are crazy. Mangels have nice large visible roots, definitely a success, and their leaves look delicious.
The beats in the greenhouses are doing as well as the mangels outside, but in the garden, they're still tiny little things.
Lettuce is still going like crazy, with a few forming heads (that never happens here) and a couple starting to bolt.