Saturday, 5 August 2017

Garden Journal July 20 to August 2

August 2
Tasks

  • Bush beans harvested - very good!
Notes

  • Thunderstorm

August 1
Notes

  • Tomatoes are getting very tall
  • Pea plants becoming brown/white all over
  • Rained and very hot
July 31
Notes
  • Lots of pressure in the irrigation barrel
  • Rained a lot earlier today
  • Lots and lots of nasturtium blossoms
  • Squash getting big
  • Very hot today
  • Rose of Sharon in bloom
    Rose of Sharon Bloom
July 30
Tasks
  • Harvested nasturtium flowers and leaves
  • Watered pots and canoe
  • Pruned squash and tomatoes
  • Cut off dog strangling vine
  • Added brown matter to compost
Notes
  • Hot, dry weather
  • Beans doing well
  • Striped beetles chewing leaves on tomatilloes
  • Squash still growing quickly
  • Holes in potato leaves but no visible insects
  • Borage in bloom
  • Calendula in bloom 
July 25
Tasks
  • Cut off top of radish plant in box - covered with grey aphids
  • Repositioned squash plant on A-frame
Notes
  • Fruit tree leaves developing orange spots 
  • Something is eating squash leaves before they bloom
July 23
Tasks
  • Processed sage seeds
  • Dug dog strangling vine
Notes
  • Cloudy but nice out
  • Squash flowers and baby squash developing 
  • Lots of nasturtium flowers
    Baby Squash!
July 22
Tasks
  • Plucked nasturtium leaves with aphids
Notes
  • Parsley really going to seed
  • Pea leaves looking reddish - infection/deficiency?
  • Spitting rain/darkish most of the day 
July 21
Tasks
  • Green lettuce cleared and replanted
  • Coriander and lettuce planted
  • Corn given a cage

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