Garden Update--Week of July 1 - July 7 Posted on 11 Jul 17:11 , 0 comments

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 9.11.35 AMScreen Shot 2013-07-11 at 9.13.01 AM          Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 9.13.27 AMScreen Shot 2013-07-11 at 9.12.45 AM The weather at Grosbeak Gardens last week was nothing short of bipolar. Sunday to Wednesday, the sky opened up and dropped sheets of rain on us. Thursday to Sunday, the furnace opened up and temperatures soared into the upper 80s to low 90s. Though it may not have been pleasant for the Grosbeak Gardeners, it was a boon for the Grosbeak Garden. Our veggies grew as if they were trying to make up for lost time all in one week. On July 1, the zucchini plants had little nubs that, one week later, were male and female flowers. The corn, which was not knee high on the 4th of July, was by the 7th and then some. And the cucumbers, which we'd all but written off, were latching on to the fence, getting ready to bear fruit. Tomatoes and pole beans, champions from day 1, continued their winning ways. As did the potatoes, but at a price. The've grown so well, they crowded out the two eggplant, which shared the same bed. When we lifted the potato plants to mound them for a second time, we uncovered our anemic, yellowing eggplant. We pulled them out. There was really nothing elsevwe could do. Next year, we'll be wiser. GbG Stephen