Well, the growing season may have started a bit late in these parts, but our little community garden plot is working hard to make up for lost time.
We're growing edamame, peas, carrots, beets, Brussels sprouts, kale, collards, cucumbers, zucchini, three varieties of peppers, eggplant, tomatillo, and millions of tomatoes. We've started to harvest the kale and collards and we're slowly starting to find baby cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, and eggplant.
I wasn't sure whether our tomatillo would make it, but it's hanging on and starting to produce little babies of its own - so I think this means we're well on our way to homegrown, homemade salsa verde.
We're having a mild issue with powdery mildew on our zucchini plant - we are one of many infected plots. I've been treating it daily with a milk solution and it's already getting better, but I think I'm going to remove some of the lower leaves that aren't recovering as well.
I'm completely in love with our little plot. I love smelling the tomatoes when I brush against them as I weed. I love watching flowers appear and then disappear as they turn into things we can eat. And I love being there at dusk - through the soft light, all of the different greens really distinguish themselves from one another and you start to appreciate how blue the Brussels are and how yellow the zucchini is.
It's all just so lovely and rewarding. More to come.