Vegetable Garden Report – Early June

The weather so far has been a little unusual for spring in my garden.  We missed most of the rain that the rest of the state received so I had to do some deep watering at the soil level (remember, no top watering, it speeds the progression of fungal disease).  The recent hot spell was not long enough to damage my spring veggies and now we are back to the cool weather.

A little update on the veggie garden:

Spring greens made it through the warm weather for another two weeks of harvest

Spring greens made it through the warm weather for another two weeks of harvest

 

Sugar snap harvest just starting now

Sugar snap harvest just starting now

 

So far very little cabbage white butterfly larvae noted, will keep monitoring

So far very little cabbage white butterfly larvae noted, will keep monitoring

 

Some green tomatoes, var. Early Girl, hoping for a July 1st harvest target date

Some green tomatoes, var. Early Girl, hoping for a July 1st harvest target date

 

Cover Crop seed starting to germinate.

Cover Crop seed starting to germinate.

 

Got the last of my tomatoes planted.  A little later than I usually do, but not too late by any means.  I was gifted some seed by a Hocking County friend named Josh.  He told me these heirlooms have been around for 100 years locally and that means I just had to start some and give it a try.

 

Once you get all your planting done it is weeding and eating time.  I will be doing some foliar feeding on certain plants and side dressing granular on other plants over the course of the season depending on variety.  I will talk about strategies for fertilizing in the upcoming class June 14th, Tuesday,  on Fertilizing, Organic Matter and Soil Health.  Hope to see you there.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.