Last weekend was just too busy to post a garden update, what with a day of MAJOR housecleaning, tons of good music and my birthday celebration so I just skipped a Week 13 update. Besides, 13 wasn’t terribly lucky, with the usual assortment of hits and misses. I learned the hard way not to leave squashes and (especially) okra on the plant too long before picking. The okra was really too tough to eat and the yellow squashes, which had started to move beyond yellow into gold, had thick, tough skins. Live and learn.
This week has brought a lot of much-needed rain and with it has come a bit of a rejuvenation for some things. I’m still not sure the cucumber and squashes are going to make it much longer so I’m thinking about pulling them and starting over. There’s plenty of time before I have to worry about cold weather.
The potted herbs have really liked the rain. Rosemary, mint, sage, oregano and parsley are all doing well. The cilantro is holding it’s own but the basil is skinny, with woody stems and lots going to seed. It’s time to add new basil plants.