Composting nourishes the soil, fuels growth, and restores vitality simply through the breakdown and recycling of organic matter. In this Weekly (Com) Post, I’ll break down what nourished, fueled, and restored our week!
I missed last week, so there’s a lot going on right now . . . .!
Because of that horrible storm, I had to replant the winter and summer squashes and cucumbers. The babies are up though!
Anyone know what this little guy is?! If you guessed the humble beginnings of a tomatillo, you’re correct!
I can’t wait until these sungold cherry tomatoes are ripe and I can plop em right in my mouth!
I always prune off the first flowers on my pepper plants, so they focus on establishing their root systems. Happy to now let them go. This little guy will eventually be a jalapeno!
Just like its first purple leaves, this ‘Chinese 5 Color’ pepper plant flowers into beautiful purple blossoms.
Jody’s pumpkin patch looking good!
Speaking of pumpkins, check out this little pie pumpkin! Almost makes me excited for fall . . . almost.
Heyo! More cherry tomatoes. If you look closely at the bottom, you can see how I prune the tomatoes into 2 leaders: leaving the sucker just below the main stem and pruning the rest.
It should come as no surprise that my favorite tomato bloom is that of quite possibly my favorite heirloom beefsteak tomato, ‘Gold Medal’.
Heirloom beefsteak tomato ‘Black Krim’ setting fruit.
Do you ever shop at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds? They are amazing and have the most beautiful seed packets. Bonus? They usually send a free packet of seeds for you to try. I got this ‘Brunswick’ cabbage seed last year, and despite being a very cold hardy variety, it’s held up surprising well in our summer heat.
This ‘Black Summer’ Pac Choi has been a regular and welcome addition to stir fries and the grill this season!
It’s that time of year . . . every night before dinner, we steam one (or two) of these alongside some garlic lemon butter. Never. Gets. Old.
Admittedly, I was behind in planting broccoli this year but haven’t had any issues with bolting thus far.
And with the addition of row cover, not one head has had a cabbage worm hiding inside. NOT ONE. Big deal, people.
‘Royalty Purple’. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: my favorite bush bean. Favorite! This is too cute.
See you next week!