Monday I stopped by the garden to water and check on the vegetables. I found a lot of unpicked produce so I picked about seventy pounds of cucumbers, fifty pounds of squash, corn, tomatoes, bush beans and a few carrots which I took in to the school for the teachers and other faculty who are back to work with school starting next week. The garden bounty is in full swing and it has exceeded the needs of the school family center clients.
I took quite a few pictures to share. Hope you enjoy.
Overall the garden is doing well. We do have a problem with blossom end rot on some of the tomatoes which is caused by inconsistent watering which leeches the calcium out of the soil. Mulching to keep the soil level consistently moist usually does the trick. The garden did have a lot of aphids in the spring but the lady bugs have kept them in check. Other than a couple of mice and a few wasps everything is going well. The shop class will finish the shed soon and I plan to tackle some weeding and turning compost in the near future. Not bad for a first year school garden.