Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
I know the rest of the country seems to be having a very hot summer, but out here we are still getting nights in the 40s at least once a week. Most of the daytime temps are now in the upper 70s, but a couple days a week are rainy and stormy.
This weather is unexpected and while my brassicas are enjoying it - I started them very late, my heat-loving corn, squash, tomatoes and other plants are very small and struggling. On the bright side, we are eating delicious salads daily as the lettuce and peas are thriving! We are starting to a get a couple of beets now as well.
The strawberries are just coming on, a few weeks later than last year, but I was able to get a small batch of strawberry jam canned yesterday.
The apples are growing, and the onions and garlic are doing well. The potato plants are doing great and are starting to flower. The beans planted with them are being eaten up by something, but they look like they will make it.
The beet greens have been destroyed by something, but it seems to be staying off my lettuce and other plants, so I am sacrificing the beet greens. The beets themselves are growing and doing great.
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