Double-takes

This week we had a couple of double-takes as the garden yielded fused corn and fused squash…

Double-takes on sweet corn

Double-takes on sweet corn

Double-takes on yellow straightneck squash

Double-takes on yellow straightneck squash

Our “browser” deer, who I believe to be a yearling-buck, may be trying to educate himself about mature versus green tomatoes.  Either that, or he got spooked and dropped the green Roma tomato.  Better to nibble off all the tips of the young bean plants!  And, thanks to the lavender plant stashed against the row of chard, he only nibbled 2 or 3 leaves.  The Irish Spring odor must have worn off the ropes over the last couple of days.

A deer-rejected Roma tomato!

A deer-rejected Roma tomato!

The new (third?) wave of yellow squash is coming on as a heat wave hits us again this week, after an unseasonably cool two weeks. The dreaded “powdery mildew” just began to make an appearance on the bushcrop squash, so now we’re officially on the downside of summer, and we hope the night temperatures will rise back to the 50’s during this last summer hurrah, since the large tomatoes are so slow to ripen.

Squash sextuplets and this is only one group!

Squash sextuplets and this is only one group!

We’re also pleased that our new sign arrived during the week, along with small business cards, so curious passersby can learn a little more if they’d like.

New signage for project information

New signage for project information

Since I’m receiving more questions about caring for particular plants, I’ll be adding a separate page of general comments, though by no means exhaustive.  Thanks for the questions and comments that have been sent!

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