Monday, July 10, 2017
The July Garden
The tomatoes now have actual tomatoes, and blight. It´s so discouraging. Today it´s raining, but tomorrow I go in search of copper sulfate, I guess. Have read some people have success with aspirin in water, but more as a preventative.
The peas were burnt by the heatwave in June, so they came out and broad beans are in their place. They took forever to grow, didn´t produce very much, and the peas were just OK, so I shall have to find another variety.
The cucumbers all appear to have identical leaves and flowers, so now I have to figure out how to attach them to their trellis.
Courgette/zucchinni have appeared. Peppers are coming along.
The squash are happily producing flowers and vines. Now keeping an eye out for mildew.
Newbie observation - everything seems to need staking or structures. Peppers, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers. I spend a lot of time tying things to other things.
We´ve been eating the new potatoes, bush beans, lettuce, onions and carrots. The blueberries are ripening 6 at a time, so I´m freezing them for future processing.
Good year for flowers, though the usual blackspot. Molineux and Comtesse. Great marigolds this year.
I have a jar of walnuts in brine. Struck out on malt vinegar at the Corte Ingles in Coruña, so will have to order online.
Taa daa - the finished patio - a vast improvement.