I’ve been slammed with work and school, but I wanted to make a quick update while I was thinking about it.
I finally culled the corn down to one stalk per hole. It’s been shooting up like crazy; some are a little taller than my knees! Now they’ll have the room to grow and not have to fight over nutrients.
I’ve started watering in the mornings as well as late afternoons to counter the heat. It appears to be having a positive effect on the tomatoes, though. There are still a few wilted plants, but some of them have recovered and a few that were doing well are now flourishing. The Big Beef has half a dozen fruits, one of which is almost fist-sized. Still, it’s a waiting game to see how they turn out.
I harvested my first couple of jalapenos. Roasted them on the grill and made them into burger toppings. Both jalapeno plants look to be fruitful. Still waiting for some flowering on the habaneros.
Seeing more bell peppers starting to show. Waiting for the explosion.
The crookneck and zucchini squashes are flowering like crazy. The blossoms open in the morning and are a gorgeous yellow/orange.
The herbs are unchanged. Oregano is barely holding on, basil is almost out of controls, and the parsley is good.
So far, I’ve definitely learned a couple of lessons for next year.
1) Plan out the plot for maximum sunlight.
2) Till and re-till several times.
3) Mix in some fertilizer and/or compost.
4) Don’t plant the cucumbers in a flood zone.
5) Plant earlier, if possible.
Well, that’s all for now.