The garden has been going like crazy though I haven’t had time to write about it.
The corn is putting ears on. (Ignore the weeds; I’m waiting on mulching again until after I replant.) After the silk shows, I have been trying a couple different techniques to keep the ear worms away. I have secured a few ears with ties and some with clothespins. I have used more clothespins because I really think this will be the best way. The idea is to restrict the opening in the ears to prevent the beetles from laying eggs in them. The green beans are also producing nicely.
We have a couple little watermelons on our vines. I think I need to start watering them more because they haven’t expanded much in the last little. I hope they will do well and I can save seed for next year. The squash have slowed production for the moment as we fight off a couple squash bugs we have. I think we have about won the battle though. They have a fresh crop of blooms coming on.
Our one surviving broccoli plant is developing a flower! I have been very proud of this since it’s my first year to get any to grow.
The cilantro is flowering and coming to an end. I’m wondering if I could replant for another round or if it will be too hot and dry for it. Either way, I’ll soon be harvesting coriander seed from it. I really need to get better at cooking with it since I have so much of it.
The first of my titans bloomed and the bees love it as you can see. I always love having them. That’s what is going on with our garden. I hope yours is coming along nicely.