Mid-July: time for summer vegetables
Today's blog is all about:
- summer vegetables
- suckers and side shoots
- planning a visit to Silvia's Planty Garden
A tip for those last two: harvest your cucumbers and zucchinis when they're young. They taste best when they're still small. Also, large fruits slow down your plant's continued growth.
Now you have two good reasons to harvest sooner than later.
You can find more tips about summer vegetables in July here.
Watch out for suckers in the vegetable garden
Well, kind of, actually. The suckers in your vegetable garden drain energy from your summer vegetables. I'm talking about those extra side branches and side shoots on tomatoes, cucumbers and pumpkins. Those are suckers.
How do you recognize them and how do you get rid of them?
About pests and their enemies
I recommend letting nature step in. It's better for your garden and more effective in the long run.
The Planty Library has some helpful tips for keeping pests out of your garden in the first place. And what to do if those don't do the trick.
Read more about how to manage garden pests here.
Open day at Silvia's
Ummm... Honestly? I'm just too lazy for that.
But this year you can visit a beautiful Planty Garden in the Netherlands. Not at my place but at Silvia's - one of our resellers. You know, she's the one with the beautiful photos.
You can visit Silvia next weekend and see how her garden's growing.
So, that's it for today
At the beginning of August, we'll start up again, mostly working on the new app. It's looking great so far.
We'll also sow an empty garden box. Just to prove that it's definitely possible to sow in August and still is worth doing. But if you follow the app, you already know that.
By the way: Here's the box we sowed on July 1. Not bad, huh?