Garden Notes

Peppers and Tomatoes

Most of the tomatoes are up and doing well. A third of the peppers are up and very strong. A third are germinates but no real leaves yet. And the last third are no shows. New trays and humidity domes are working super well with the heat mats. Will need more heat mats next year, partially why not more germinated peppers.

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Tomatoes are in full swing.

White Queen rots on vine too often, but looks nice in contrast.

Costolutos are doing alright, but a few rot as usual. Blue beauty and blue berry both cracking a lot.

Chadwick cherry doing poorly. Minimal growth, early wilt, little fruit.

All of harry klees tomatoes are doing very well. Need to double check varieties, but I believe newest hybrid has some of the best results.

Beets have been hit or miss, less than a dozen truly great. Carrots have been fantastic, the freebie cosmic purple making some surprisingly good carrots.

Cucumber blight has set in this weekend. Best crop up until that point.

Harlequin bugs are all over brassicas. Broccoli barely making a head, no more than 1″ across.

Cœur di bue doing better than lots of other cabbage, but still plagued by pests. Maybe fully tent/enclose next year?

Herbs (cilantro, parsley, cumin) have been terrible. Thyme has been great though. Basil is as good as ever, Mammollo has been a great variety.

Peppers are best ever. Judging by neighbors issues with groundhog, and lack of peppers being eaten, should be safe to move them outside fence next year.

Weather has been mid 80s with 90+% humidity and lows barely in upper 60s. Little to no cross winds, very stagnant.

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Update 7.6.18

Garlic! After waiting and waiting for scapes, finally did some reading to realize there are hard neck and soft neck varieties of garlic, and only the former reliably shoots up scapes. Al the other signs of being ready to harvest were there (tipping over, browning stalk), so I went ahead and harvested them today. Elsewhere in the garden there have been a reliable half dozen cornichons every few days, and over a dozen carrots came up last week. The succession plantings of those are finally showing first leaves. Earlier in the week I planted a few fall crops, radicchio and Brussels sprouts in particular. This past week was mid nineties for the majority, with lots of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Not too much wind damage, and surprises the heat hasn’t caused the tomatoes to turn more. Still all green. Raspberries are nearing the end of their run, while peppers are recalling hitting their stride. Should have at least one or two bells ready by this time next week. Soybeans and green beans are doing alright, but too crowded and not enough of them for great yields. Someday with more space…