I am so excited to be back again this week. Thanks again to Daphne's Dandelions' Harvest Day. The holiday last week got in the way. What an exciting week. The growth in the garden is visible by the eye. I look at in the morning and everything is at least an inch taller in the evening.
Tomato fruit are on almost all plants, the bush beans are just about to bloom, the pole beans are leaping and I am sure that my structure will not be big enough. The cucumbers are beginning to climb and I can see some fruit.
I have never considered weighing my harvest as many other's do but I am beginning to see why one would do so. This is the harvest for the week:
Swiss Chard: two bowls full
Two turnips out of my daughters plot. She loved pulling these out.
More radishes and lettuce, one onion to see what was happening. No, not the tomato.
Pinched basil, cilantro tops and chamomile flowers.
The zucchini are getting bigger but the crook neck can't seem to open male and female flowers at the same time so all of the fruit are dropping off. If anyone has thoughts about why this is happening, I would appreciate it. I would be happy to hand pollinate if they were open at the same time.
Last but not least are my peppers. What's happening?????