Friday, May 28, 2021

Fenton Friday: Things are Looking Up!


Great News! All the decoy strawberry rocks mysteriously reappeared last night in my plot. No explanation, but just glad to have them back.

I've been picking about a cup full of strawberries every other day and cut the small heads off my purple broccoli to add to a pasta dish last night. 

Peas are forming (pictured) and the blackberry plants have a very small crop forming on them.

The favas also have a black sooty substance around the flowers, but I also see ladybugs attacking whatever is causing it, so I will let them do their work. Meanwhile, they seem to be forming bean pods just fine.

I saw that the garlic scapes are starting to form and hope to cut them this weekend to make pesto with. Here is a demo of the recipe I made with them last year.

It was a very hot and dry week, so I didn't want to plant any tender seedlings in the plot. Now that we are getting some rains and having a few overcast days ahead, that will allow me to move in some of the basils, tomatoes, chard, etc. and start my new cutting garden section.

How is your edible garden growing?

About Fenton Friday: Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house in zone 7 Mid-Atlantic MD/DC border. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 8th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.) See past posts about our edible garden by putting "Fenton" into the Search box above.

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