Sunday, April 20, 2008
Summer veges planted
Finally, a break from the relentless wind and from the unseasonable cold. I pulled up the last of the kale and fed it to the chickens, then planted more summer crops! I put in tomatoes, hot peppers, 2 kinds of basil, and marigolds, all plants that I started myself under lights in the attic. You also will see from the photo that the squash and beans have emerged. I will thin both the beans and the squash to allow adequate space for roots to grow. Saturday afternoon was a perfect time to plant, as it was followed by an evening of rain as well as a full day of clouds and rain. This reduced the transplant shock, and should give these plants a boost. The other photo is of the fava beans that are developing. This one plant has a great crop, the other plants are very spotty as far as maturing pods. I need to find out what determines fertilization of the fava flower, as all the plants were covered in flowers, but very weak as far as pods. This week we got 3 eggs a day for 6 days, 2 eggs one day. They are truly wonderful.