Garden Update 6/2/15

I’ve been slacking off about keeping garden notes this year. It’s okay. I’ve still been taking pictures on a regular basis (even though I haven’t been posting them on the blog). Both gardens are looking really good. I’ve discovered that the Amish Paste do not grow well for us – they are plagued by blossom end rot. Worms are getting in to my tomatillos, so I’m having to pick those shortly before they are ready. Mom’s Bloody Butcher corn has started tasseling out this week (I was worried until I remembered that it needed a longer growing period than Robb’s sweet corn).

Here are some cell phone photos from yesterday.

My photo: Harvest from mom's garden (excluding a zucchini from the boyfriend's); what isn't shown is a handful of tomatillos, ground cherries, and some wonder berries.
My photo: Harvest from mom’s garden (excluding a zucchini from the boyfriend’s); what isn’t shown is a handful of tomatillos, ground cherries, and some wonder berries. We’ve grown more tomato varieties this year than we ever had before. I have all the varieties that are being grown written down somewhere. I think it ended up being close to 10 (maybe more) different types of tomatoes.
From my boyfriend: His harvest yesterday:
From my boyfriend: His harvest yesterday: sweet corn, the last of the onions, the last of the beans, jalapenos, crookneck squash, carrots, lots of Black Vernissage tomatoes among other tomatoes, and one single zucchini – I had stopped by his house on my way home from work to get an egg and took the other zucchini.
From my boyfriend: He picked the first peach off of our peach tree yesterday. This one was newly planted this Spring and had about 4 peaches total (something smoked both peach trees in mom's yard - I think that when they sprayed the crops on the other side of the woods, some hit our trees).
From my boyfriend: He picked the first peach off of our peach tree yesterday. This one was newly planted this Spring and had about 4 peaches total (something smoked both peach trees in mom’s yard – I think that when they sprayed the crops on the other side of the woods, some hit our trees).
From my boyfriend: He sprinkled some chicken coop shavings on top of the mounds of newly planted melons, pumpkins, and squash (we planted the seeds on Monday).
From my boyfriend: He sprinkled some chicken coop shavings on top of the mounds of newly planted melons, pumpkins, and squash (we planted the seeds on Monday). 6 Mounds – 3 Varieties of Pumpkins, 1 Melon, 1 Watermelon, and 1 Winter Squash (only because he wouldn’t let me plant more). The row nearest the tomatoes has another line of snap beans planted, the next row will have Brussels Sprouts planted today (Catskill variety from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – the packet is on my desk since he is stopping by to get them) and the rest of the space next to the mounds will be okra, I think?
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