I have had little energy for my garden and have even allowed my little plants to go days without watering during this dry spell. Somehow everything is alive, though not necessarily thriving except for the beans and corn — now I know why people love growing beans and corn.
The last three days I have watered as needed. The rain is just not falling. My radishes grew a couple of inches overnight from their watering (or so it seems) and are forming bulbs, and the squash seemed to catch their breath for a strong push forward. This morning I fertilized the squash, cucumbers, and struggling tomatoes.
- Bloomsdale Spinach in back garden – partially shady spot – will harvest as baby spinach so not worried about it bolting
- Heirloom Sweet corn – sowed in spots that never came up and along outside edge
- Mammoth sunflower – in milkweed patch
- Black Beauty Zucchini – in back yard – decided to grow zucchini instead of potatoes
- More Suyo Long cucumbers – germination rate is very low for these
- Cherokee Trail of Tears Black beans – bean teepee in back yard
I know it seems really late to be sowing seeds, and it is by a few weeks, but we had some pretty cool weather in June, so I am hoping that the seeds sown today will grow quicker in the summer heat we have been experiencing the last week or so. I know beans don’t germinate well when it is wet and cool, and zucchini do not like cool weather. Fingers crossed for fast growing.