Well, things at the Bunn Sharing Garden are popping! The flowers on the tomatoes and tomatillos have made way for tomatoes hanging on the plants. We're hopeful tomatillos will soon follow.
Tomatoes hanging despite the Colorado Potato Beetles that attacked! We attacked back today with some Bonide chemicals (one of the better, hopefully less toxic ones) and hand-removal of the larva from the plants. Disappointed we couldn't find a way to stay organic... we'll have better info to be organic next year!
We also saw some flowers coming up on the Hatch's chile peppers.
Okra, cucumbers, watermelons, peas (many rows), beans (several types), cantaloupe, summer squash, zucchini, and more are growing taller and taller in the garden. We put some good fertilizer on the 2 acres today; a suggested 10-10-10 plus extra minerals including iron.
Mr. Groundhog continues snacking on plants, but a small percentage have been harmed... and the good news is that the plants he nibbled are growing new leaves. We're hopeful that many of them will recover.
So.... anyway, with tomatoes on the plants and flowers spreading, we are hopeful we are on track to start giving food away (free to all comers and food banks) by the middle of June.