Monday, May 08, 2006
These yellow crookneck squash are growing in the FFA fair pig pen and seem pretty happy. I mulched around them with pinestraw from Twig Forest to keep weeds down. The long spring drought has actually helped them by keeping the powdery mildew fungus at bay. They are producing like crazy and Emma and her momma ate a panfull of them last night. I don't like squash, but I like to grow it.
Getting my squash in early, before the heat and humidity sets in was the ticket this year. So far the deer have ignored it even though they stripped my gourd plants last year.
I have lots of green tomatoes and almost ready bell peppers. No sign of a blush yet.
My watermelon vines have blossomed. The pro farmers in the county already have volleyball size melons in the fields.