It has been a very thunderstormy summer, with heat mixed with plenty of rain and at times large hail and windgusts.
We continue our harvest of salads, spinach, kales, turnip greens, radish, and peas, that started in May. Since the beginning of July, we harvest some carrots, swiss chard, and plenty of zucchini and cucumbers. Recently, we began harvesting the first tomatoes, broad beans and bush beans, and ocasionally raspberries. We also harvested our first potatoes and barley.
In soon we will be harvesting our first pumpkins! In the garden we also have green peppers, runner beans, corn, millets and amaranths, leeks, beets, a few broccoli, sunchokes, chinese artichokes, ocas, mashua, chufas, groundnuts, sweet potatoes and peanuts.
So what has grown fantastically this year and what were the failures? This summer has been prolific for all cucurbits due to the combination of frequent rain and warmth. Other plants grow fast but are also frequently eaten by slugs. Potatoes suffered due to excessive moisture and the Colorado beetle. We had our crop failure with onions, also due to excessive rainfall and the scarlet lily beetle.
|Every week we harvest peas, carrots, plenty of zucchini, cucumbers, and flower for salads. All organic and for free.|
|We will have a giant pumpkin soup festival in the autumn! Fingers crossed!|
|This week harvest. We can make several meals from this!|
|Lemon cucumber. Looks like a lemon, Tastes like a cucumber!|
If you are interested in seeds of any of things we grow, please feel free to buy them from me at www.greenspot.ecrator.com
|And the surrounding countryside and moutains...|