Edible Landscape Update Aug 23rd, 2013
We have corn! The ears are small, but there’s corn growing. I need to fertilize everything. We also have lots of sunflowers.
Foodwise, I harvested 4 butternut squashes yesterday from a massive vine that took over the back part of the yard. The whole plant died back to the ground this week and the shells on the squashes were hard, so I knew it was time to harvest and remove the deceased plant. That’s the natural cycle for squash plants and pumpkins, when the vine dies back, it’s time to harvest.
Lets’ see what else? Kale is still going strong pretty much everywhere I have it planted. Kale is very summer hardy! I always used to think kale was just for cold season growing, but it’s not. It can handle even the hottest of days woithout wilting. I have tons of basil, a few cherry tomatoes and these little green pear shaped tomatoes called “Michael Pollan”.
I’ve been planting lots of bean plants lately and we’ve harvested small amounts of these delicious yellow wax beans. I bought more seeds yesterday and am going to plant more of them, because they’re delicious. I’m going to plant a few more tomato plants hoping to get another short season out of some of my warm weather favorites.
Have a nice weekend everybody!!