We are proof positive that even a neglected garden will grow. We haven’t spent much time in the garden lately except to throw some water on the plants that don’t have drippers. The tomato plants have bushed out nicely and this weekend we noticed at least two green tomatoes on the Big Jim and a bunch of little tiny tomatoes on the Sungold. We hadn’t staked or caged the tomatoes and they were starting to fall over and break so Rich put some stakes in and supported the tomatoes with twine. Hopefully the twine won’t chafe thru the branches.
Our two pepper plants are still small, but one does have a little pepper started. The eggplant is ridiculous. It has three leaves and one flower. Kurtis told us that they do better with drier soil so we removed the dripper for now.
The yellow cucumber hasn’t grown an inch. In fact, it’s gotten smaller. The zucchini is getting big and has lots of flowers already. Our beets, kale, lettuce, cilantro and onions are jammin’ along. We only water them once every few days but they seem to like it. The Thai basil also hasn’t grown. It just keeps flowering.
While at the garden last night Javier came by and offered us some beets and cabbage from his plot. The beets are huge and the cabbage is perfectly formed. I don’t know how he does it, but his garden looks amazing.
The weather has been a little crazy lately. A week ago it was close to 100 degrees, then the breeze kicked in and it’s been in the 70s with clouds. Last night the wind was around 25 knots steady with gusts up to 30-35. Memorial Day weekend it’s supposed to be close to 100 again.