I thought I would give everyone an update on my garden as of today. We have been having storms lately (thunder, lightening, wind & rain). I have read that other gardens have been traumatized by them, but somehow mine has come out just fine.
I am currently trying to figure out what additive my plants are needing now. I am having a little trouble with blossom end rot. I noticed it a little on my tomatoes, but mostly with my peppers. About a month ago I dug holes next to each of my tomatoes and placed banana peels in them. I think they really liked that.
The corn is doing well, nothing exciting to report on it yet.
The tomatoes are loving the heat and see to be doing very well. Just waiting on RED ones.
The peppers are going crazy, but I need to address the blossom end rot with them. I have a lot of flowers on the banana peppers but no peppers yet. All the others have been producing.
The potatoes are popping out of the ground, some still green. I just keep covering them up. I think between the storms and the hens they have had a little help finding their way out of the soil.
The carrots are doing great. I pull one every once in a while just to see.
Pumpkins are taking off. I have quite a few. A couple are turning already. My JUMBO one that I have been waiting on is finally getting big. Wasn’t the plant that I thought it was going to be though. Oh well! As long as I get one HUGE one, I am happy.
The gourds, like the pumpkins are doing great.
The strawberries took a bit of a hiatus, but are on their way back, I think I will have some that need to be picked today.
The snap peas have just started producing. I just picked my first 3 this morning.
Cucumbers are good. Picked my first lemon cucumber today.
The onions are getting bigger.
This being a tough year for people financially, we (Terrebonne Community School PTO) opted to not have our largest fundraiser, as it required a tremendous amount of donations from local businesses. I knew we had to fill this fundraiser with one that we kept local. With this in mind, our school PTO came up with a Farmers Market. Linda has been working tirelessly scouting out a well rounded group of vendors, and has done a fantastic job. On this note, I would like to invite all of you to come to the market and have a great time. There will be live music and a great group of vendors.
Join us for our 1st annual
Terrebonne Community School PTO
Friday, May 29th, 2009
From 3:30 to 7:30
@ Terrebonne Community School
Bring your family to have a good time and support your local vendors and community school.
I am working on a project at the moment that I need your help with. I just need a yes, no, or possibly. You can add your comments if you like, but is not required.
If there were a sustainable living supply store near you, would you be interested in shopping there?
YES POSSIBLY NO
A store like this would carry items such as…
|composting/recycling containers, gardening supplies/seeds, preserving supplies (dehydrating & canning), planters, recycled products, organic body products, soy and beeswax candles, reusable products, etc.Thank you so much for you replies, I truly appreciate it.
I have referenced to EnviroMom before as they come up with some great stuff. This is another one of those brilliant posts.
I absolutely LOVE this. I have plenty of space for my garden and this makes me want to strap a piece of gutter onto a wall and plant. I really think I am going to. Now obviousally there is no root vegi’s going on here, but let the greens grow!!! Herbs and yummy strawberries too. There are no excuses for not growing something edible this year. Get plantin’.
I have been doing a lot of thinking about sustainable/green/eco-friendly/etc. jobs. While there are many businesses that are going greener (Great Job), I am speaking of green being the focus.
So, my question to you and I really do want as many opinions as possible. Where in your community is there a need for something in this area? Is there something you have been looking for and cant seem to find or are you tired of having to order your sustainable supplies? I don’t know? But, I honestly want to hear all of your input. Thanks everyone, cant wait to see what we come up with!!!
Does anyone know if growing sweet potatoes is the same as growing reg. potatoes?