Weekly Garden Update: June 26

Harvest this week:  Yellow and pattypan squash, first bell pepper (a CA wonder), more italian rellenos, haricots vert, 3 cabbages, dill, new potatoes.

Pepper & Squash

New potatoes

More taters


We now have two cabbages left in the garden, one will definitely head up, the other may or may not.

A patch of dill for the butterflies was planted out front near the apple trees.

We removed another butternut squash plant.  The actual squash growing on it had started to rot and the leaves had been yellowing over the past 3 weeks or so.  This past week they were wilting without really recovering at night so we removed the plant.  Some of our other winter squash may also be infected with whatever this one had (bacterial wilt?) so we’re watching them.

There were two harvestable tomatoes — an early girl and one of the paste varieties.  Unfortunately we discovered they had blossom end rot, as did some of the green ones.  We researched remedies and then applied a calcium/magnesium/iron solution which we spary on the plants a few times to hopefully correct the deficiency.

More butternut squash seeds got planted.  It’s probably too late to plant and get squash before the first frost (assuming the plants don’t die first anyway!) but what the heck, we had the seeds so “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Four charentais melon and two acorn squash seedlings were planted out and then placed under row covers in the hope that it will help protect them until they get more established.  We still have an acorn squash, 2 watermelons, 2 yellow squash, and a zuchinni growing under lights.

The previously harvested garlic and onions have cured, and have been trimmed, cleaned, and put up for storage.

Squash box



Garden 2

More dill in yet another container

Garden 1

Garden 3

Green Grow the Mint, 'O


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6 Responses to “Weekly Garden Update: June 26”

  1. Mike Says:

    Those new potatoes look wonderful, can’t wait until I am able to dig some up. Your gardens are looking good, nice harvest.:)

  2. Allison @ Novice Life Says:

    Your gardens look great! Love the potatos!

  3. Barbie Says:

    HAHA! Your squash look like they are going to crawl right out of those boxes!

  4. Daphne Says:

    Wonderful harvest. I’m hungry and those potatoes look so good. Too bad I’m having rice for dinner.

  5. Jody Says:

    I love the squash. We’re waiting patiently for ours to come.

  6. kitsapFG Says:

    What a great stack of squash and peppers in that box! Like everyone else it seems, I am also drawn to the new potatoes. Ours are a few weeks away from being ready for stealing new potatoes and I am missing spuds on the menu quite a bit. Usually I do a new potato salad for Fourth of July weekend, but the potato patch went in so late this year due to our abnormally cold spring, that they will not be ready for me to make that this coming weekend.

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