Mid Month Check-Up
I’m finding my garden posts from last year to be very useful as a gardening journal, so for future reference, here’s where things stand in the middle of August.
This incredibly robust pumpkin plant just appeared near the compost bin. We have no idea what variety it is, but it’s growing so fast you can almost see it. In the above photo from today, it’s about 10 inches across…
…and here it is a week and 1/2 ago (about 3 inches across)! Not only are the pumpkins huge, but the plant is incredibly prolific – there are about a half a dozen on it so far. We might just have to save the seeds from this guy.
I’ve got one lonely squash on my Romanesco zucchini plant, and it’s only about 4 inches long. I do think I see a few more starting though.
The “Orange Banana” plum tomatoes are finally starting to produce, but they’re far from ripe at this point.
The lemon cucumbers are almost ready to eat!
And the mini Blue Hubbard is starting to take on that trademark bluish hue.
Here’s one of the last blueberries of the season. This one is a “Chandler” – they’re huge and very tasty.
Lu, you were asking about dehydrators. Mine is a 15 year old American Harvest, so I don’t know if you’d be able to find it anymore, but I like it a lot. The one that my friend lent me is a Nesco, which I think is affiliated with American Harvest. It looks almost exactly the same as mine, but the motor and fan are mounted on the top. It seems to work very well. I’ve got big plans to build a solar dehydrator
one day, once we’ve got time for such things (*hysterical laughter*).