My broccoli was eaten by grasshoppers. At least, that’s my conclusion. I have had an abundance of grasshoppers the last two weeks, little bitty guys, and that is when the leaves started showing holes. It’s a shame because I had 3 good size plants that were just about to make a head of broccoli.

I also threw in the towel on my pumpkins. They just kept suffering in the heat. One had separated from the main stem and was living off some drop points along the vine. Needless to say, they weren’t going to be producing pumpkins. So, they joined the broccoli remains in the compost pile. The compost pile seems to be working just great right now, thankfully. It seems to take about 3-4 weeks to compost just about anything I throw at it.

I reworked my 8X8 raised bed tonight and planted a 4X4 bed of cucumbers, and a 4X4 bed of basil (which the package said loves hot weather). Hopefully I’ll get something there. My beans are looking great, as is the corn. Watermelons and Cantaloupe vines seem to be covering everything right now. It won’t be long before I’ll need to start pruning down to the best melons. And, my peppers finally started growing like I thought they should. I’m going to get about 6 good plants I think.

One comment on “Garden Update – June 16th

  • My pumpkin is growing very quickly and fortunately the heat doesn’t seem to have bothered it at all. A nice beautiful flower on it right now.

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