Friday, July 1, 2011
Scenes from the Garden - Part II
Things are starting to fill up in the back garden, despite the work of Mr. Groundhog. Oh, apparently we have not one but two juvenile groundhogs. Marc chased after one with a shovel yesterday only to spot a second one in the garden. We've decided to get a .22. In the town we live in, we have to get permission from our neighbors who live within 500 ft of our home in order to discharge a firarm. I'm sure our two next door neighbors won't mind but I'm not certain about the two since we've never met them.
Anyway, here's what's going on in the back garden:
The worst of it looks like this. I sprayed with a copper fungicide solution the other day. However, I've read that copper-based fungicides are more affective as a preventative. For those of you who've used it, do you find this to be the case? I'm debating whether to turn to a non-organic "cure" before the vines start to fruit. In some ways, I don't mind utilizing a non-organic alternative as long as it's the solution of last resort. Any advice?
The corn is about 3-4 ft tall now. And by the looks of things, we should have a good amount of beans this year.
The first Hungarian Wax peppers are almost ready.
San Marzano tomatoes.
Cherokee Purple tomatoes.