Tenacity

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Horrors abound… Hail!  Thunderstorms!  Windstorms!  and WAY more than our fair share of Late Frosts. Still the Summer crops march bravely on.

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Tomatoes are still tucked inside the wire and plastic cloches but they are finally beginning to reach the tops (very slow growing with the 40º F nights) but the lucky Greenhouse dwellers are setting some fine looking fruits. So nice.

Winter squash is a little more hardy than cucumbers but still they turn that unhappy yellowish colour when first transplanted but they are making some serious growth now that the nights are staying a wee bit warmer. I do think that it is generally better to direct sow the Curcurbits (Squashes, Cucumbers or Melons)…but here the season is so very short that we do what we can to squeeze out an extra week.

So many beans…We have actually had a pretty dry Spring so the various bean crops have germinated quite well. Different than last year when there was much of the heart breaking re-sowing.

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Sweet and hot Peppers are growing quite well under Agribon covered low tunnels and also in the Greenhouse. Eggplants will be staying in the Greenhouse for the duration – there is simply not enough heat here to get a nice crop of these beauties.

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The picture above is Red Habanero and Scotch Bonnet Peppers. I love the fantastic yellow leaves of the Scotch Bonnets… so showy!

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