Friday, July 08, 2022

Fenton Friday: Good News, Bad News

This week was hot, humid, and stormy, which means things are growing well and the weeds are rampant. We thinned out the flower and basil seedlings. We weeded a bit and started fertilizing the tomatoes and peppers.

Speaking of the tomatoes, the bad news is that we had our first sign on early blight on one of the plants. We pinched out the leaves and hope it doesn't spread too rapidly to the others.

In the good news department, we pulled out 1/3 of our garlic and they all look big and healthy. I plan to pull the other 2/3 in the next few days. In their place, I want to plant zucchini, cucumber, and/or mini pumpkins.

What are you growing and eating this week from your edible garden?

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 11th 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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