Veggie Garden Update – June 16

I haven’t shown you how the veggies are doing lately, so come along for a tour.  Above, from left to right, is the Packman Broccoli and Cheddar Cauliflower all in the same row, then the onions, Red Zeppelin and Yellow Copra. The short plants in between the onion rows is the Clemson Spineless Okra, and the bushy green plants on the right are the potatoes, Red Pontiac and Kennebec. I didn’t get any pics of the Bush Crop cucumbers, but they don’t look much different then when I planted them.

The potatoes are blooming now, which means they are also setting on little taters. Here’s a close-up of the blooms.

Here’s the sweet corn. It’s almost waist high now. We planted the same variety as last year, Peaches and Cream.  It froze well, and we are still eating from last year’s crop.

Here are the Celebrity Tomatoes. They’ve been blooming for some time now.

The largest of the growing maters is about 2 inches across.

And here are the Grape Tomatoes. They’re putting on dozens and dozens of little maters.

Here’s a close up of the Red Zeppelin onions,

and the Yellow Copra onions.

In a few more weeks, they’ll be ready to pull.

The Clemson Spineless okra is not growing as fast as I would like, only about 3 inches high. I don’t think it cares for all the rain. It’s more of a drought loving plant.

The Packman Broccoli has been producing like crazy. I wish I could share some with you, we have more than we can eat.

Nice tight heads too.

We haven’t had any of the Cheddar Cauliflower yet, but it’s almost ready. The yellow color is beta carotene, and according to Jung Seed, where I bought the seed, the heads don’t need to be covered like regular white cauliflower.

I’m sure you can see the evidence of what the cabbage moth worms have been doing to both the cauliflower and the broccoli leaves. They have been eating like pigs out there – I swear I can hear them munching from the house. I don’t know what I can spray on them though that would be safe and non-poisonous. Help!!  I need advice!!

If you are interested in seeing earlier posts about the veggies when they were planted, click here.


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