Not too much to report. Better, drier weather means we’re getting lots of cukes and zukes and hopefully the tomatoes will speed up. The tomatoes in the greenhouse are finally looking good with lots of tomatoes on them. The cucumbers may not be long for this world as they are infected with downy mildew. I applied compost tea in the hopes that I can slow down the progress of the mildew so we’ll see how that works. Otherwise, we’re hoping the melons (which also have some fungal thing) will hold out until they ripen all the beautiful watermelons and cateloupes that are growing there. The winter squash – oh the winter squash! It’s so beautiful, with huge, already ripening squash on the vines and lots of it. It too has some disease symptoms but we think it’s way ahead of it.
Fall brassicas are looking great as well under their layers of row cover. The rutabagas, which we transplanted (we normally direct-seed) are huge after only a couple of weeks and the kale, broccoli, chinese cabbage and cauliflower are all looking great. So nice!
Here are some nice farm photos: