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The heat of summer is making the gardens grow. Last weekend I noted big differences in the size of my plants, and my harvest has expanded.fathers day weekend 015

So far I have harvested 76 green onions, or scallions. From the white onions and the yellow onions in the plot. I also harvested about a dozen baby leeks. What is left now will be allowed to grow to maturity and harvesting later this summer.

I did notice a few of my onions had flowered. I snipped the flowers off and hope the onions won’t be affected.

As for tomatoes.

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These are the early girl variety. This plant has four. The other plant has three. Besides these, the supersweet 100s have small tomatoes on them. Maybe I will have tomatoes by the first of July.

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Zucchini blossoms. On all the plants, and a couple very tiny zucchini on two of them. The cucumbers are starting also. I have maybe a half dozen tiny cukes forming.

I also harvested my first sweet banana peppers. Four of them to date.

Everything else looks healthy these days. Tomorrow I need to go and water them early, and see if I might have my first small zucchini to take home.

The chard and kale are slowing down, but still producing.

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I have harvested pounds of them and given at least a pound to the Food Bank when they have been collecting on Tuesday mornings.

Can’t wait for tomato season!


About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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