This is how the Squash bed look like today, it is growing very fast specially after last week raining special. We did have a few days of raining; we got maybe a couple of inches of rain not bad.The strawberries are coming along well they should be ready to be pick-up next month. My corn is growing so fast that I thought maybe something was wrong but I guess that corns are. The first pumpkin of the season is showing up, they will not be ready until October but that's OK just in time for Halloween. Here are the pinto beans tingle with some cucumbers and the pumpkins they are all fighting for space, lets the ready to rumble!! Some or the onions can be pick-up now but I will wait a bit more to get bigger ones, I hope the extra water do not affect the onions. Onions don't like a lot of water so I am not going to water this one for a while. Pigeon Peas are looking beautiful I am looking forward to eat these peas they are very flavor full and good for rice or stews. Legumes are also good for the soil due to the nitrogen fixation properties of the legume family so next years you will see my tomatoes growing in this bed. I also used a clay pot for the citrus (Lime) they hate wet feet so this seem to make a different so far, let’s see what happen when the heat pick-up.
May 13 My Garden Update
Here is the update for today May 13, happy mother’s days for all mothers. Here we have our first ever Ancho (Poblano) Peppers, I never tasted this king before, they are very good for stews and soup.Passion fruit plant is doing very well, especially since I change the plastic pot for a clay pot. Clay is much better do to the fact that they are not solid and do have tiny holes that allow the roots to breath more easy than plastic. Here is the biggest of the squash in the rise bed. These puppies grow very fast and balloon to incredible sizes so keep tune for updates. The pumpkin plant outside the garden is falling behind a litter bit but still doing OK. It has flowers already not the many fruits but indeed a lot of flowers. Here is the other pumpkin plant inside the garden and as you can see this one is a bit more robust and more flowery to. This one also has more fruits than the one outside. Here is the other side of the same plant. Some of the tomatoes are ready to be pick-up. We have already harvested about 4 or 5 tomatoes. This plant below is the Better Bush the heavy foliage of this hybrid helps protect tomatoes from sunburn. They are also resistant to verticillium wilt (V), fusarium wilt (F), and nematodes (N). I try to stay away from hybrid but some time is almost impossible. When gardeners talk about the "first" tomatoes, Early Girl is always there. This may be the most all-round popular hybrid to satisfy that itch for the first fresh tomato of the season. Early Girl bears lots of fruit for early harvest, but because the vines are indeterminate, they continue producing through summer. Resistant to verticillium wilt (V) and fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (F). These are the two I just picked, Early Girl and Better Bush. Some Jalapeno peppers still need a few more weeks before they are ready but they are looking good so far. This is hot jalapenos and the plant is very healthy and robust, looking forward to taste this peppers. There still a bunch more of those Ancho (Poblano) Peppers still in the plant, I will give them some more time to taste the difference between the early and late harvest.
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