It’s time for another Vegetable Planting Update and I have taken a heap of photos so you can get a good idea of how everything is going.
The weather the past couple of weeks has been absolutely wonderfully cool. This is great for us who don’t like the hot weather, but it is not great for growing tomatoes and other certain vegetables.
The tomatoes are really slow this year and there is some fruit but not much. The zucchinis are slow too and we are starting to pick some every few days but I am still waiting for the glut to can with my tomatoes or just by themselves for our winter pantry. Zucchinis are a great filler for soups and stews. By the time we are in winter and I am bombarding you with soup and stew recipes you in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating summer and BBQs and salads. Sigh, I will probably still bombard you anyway.
My husband has just finished mounding up on either side of our raised beds and you can see by the picture below that the potatoes are going great. We are so excited about them, as we haven’t been able to grow them with much success before, so to see how they are going is wonderful. We have started digging some as we need them and there are some really big ones.
The mounds are getting quite high now which is great for weeding and watering.
The zucchini bushes should really be twice their size but as long as they produce it doesn’t really matter. We have been picking them quite small and they are lovely cooked on the BBQ, and are my husbands favourite.
The Roma tomatoes seem to be doing better than the Grosse Lisse ones, as you can see there is some fruit below, but it is still quite small and green, but I think summer is coming, albeit late. We are going to have a week in the low 30’s starting on Friday (91F) so this continual warmth will really help.
My husband has done a great job with the corn and it is looking good. He has been trying to get on top of the weeds and is almost there. Unfortunately the weeds keep growing, possibly better and quicker than the vegetables. There is some difference in height but you can just see the corn at the back coming into flower.
The first year we moved here (4 years ago) we planted some fruit trees, but it was very wet where we planted them and only a few survived. Below is one of our pear trees with fruit. We should have really waited to see what the lay of the land was before planting them but at least some have survived.
I took these pictures on Sunday afternoon and you can see how dark the sky is and it did drizzle a bit and was quite cold and windy.
What’s growing in your vegetable patch at the moment or what are you thinking of planting once winter has passed???