Friday, June 4, 2010
The zucchini have officially bitten the dust. I harvested the last one today and noted the rot at the base of each plant. This is due to an unavoidable infestation of a pest that likes the stalk as much as people like the fruit! Still, it's slightly discouraging but we'll simply replant, rotating the new plants to beds that never held squash. This will also give us more space for other veggies. Meanwhile the rutabagas are doing fine, the peas finished and I'm keeping the last handful to grow next year. Our tomatoes are just beginning to turn red and the sweet potatoes, I trust, are doing their underground thing. The herb bed is going nuts and is begging for harvest. Next week I'll add to the garden.