The Micro farm got a good, long drink on Friday. The rain started early and was off and on most of the day. It was not enough rain to turn all the brown grass – green but I did not have to water.
As I drive around I see a lot of corn that is short or tassling low to the ground. My popcorn, and my neighbor’s, is doing well.
Have you had sweet corn this summer? Some how I have missed out so far. Something I will have to add to the grocery list. I have felt successful at giving my corn the necessary water it needs. Corn requires a lot of water. My corn is planted through black plastic mulch which slows the evaporation of any water.
I planted pie pumpkins late this year. The three plants are doing well.
In the same bed as the corn and pumpkins there were several tomato volunteers. I pulled most of them but left one to see what variety it was and what i would get.
I am curious to see if they taste good. I do not remember if the variety I grew last year is a hybrid or not. If it is a hybrid I will get either the mother or the father, and I will not know until they are done growing. I am hoping both parents are tasty varieties.
After taking off the insect barrier the cucumbers have filled in. I was so surprised to see several cucumbers about this size.
Another variety of peppers popped up this week.
It looks like it will be a good pepper harvest this year.
I planted several types of wild flowers that attract beneficial insects, butterflies, and bees. They are very beautiful. I have tried take pictures that fully show their beauty. After a few attempts today, I realized my photography skills are not up to this monumental task.
After a quieter week at the Micro Farm I think this week will be busier. Clearly, there are peppers and cukes to pick. What are you picking at your home.
Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.