It happens every year. I get going on the garden and everything else goes by the wayside. Here's a little update on what's been happening here at The Slice.
Holy cow have they been growing like mad! I discovered that one of the cabbages I bought is actually a cauliflower, but what the heck? Let's see how this turns out. The broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts are all doing very well.
Following the disasterous results of the first attempt at growing sweet potato slips, I tried again with a new potato and got some very small slips. They were really tiny so I just planted the whole potato in the pot. We shall see what happens. I also bought a couple plants at a local garden center as well as some mail order slips. I was deeply disappointed in the slips when they arrived. But, I planted them anyway and more than half of them have new growth. If I actually get enough sweet potatoes, I plan to try canning them this fall.
I have severely curtailed my squash planting habits this year. I've planted only delitica, sweet dumpling, black beauty zucchini, and yellow crookneck. Above is an image of my delitica seedlings which were ALREADY being menaced by the evil and dastardly squash vine borer just today! Blasted things anyway. My plants are small on purpose to hopefully avoid infestation. We shall see how it goes. I'm hoping to avoid the use of the dreaded garden dust. But, I will if I have to. I've also found a few squash volunteers from last year's plantings. I've decided to let them grow and see what I get. And maybe the vine borers will menace the volunteers instead.
In addition to the chamoe melons, I have Sugar Baby watermelons and Minnesota Midget cantaloupes. This picture is the watermelons. The cantaloupes have only just sprouted in the last couple days. Hoping for some juicy melons this summer.
Well, that's about it. See you later!