With the relief from the sumertime heat and drought, most of the tomatoes have begun to set fruit. Oddly, those that set fruit during the heat look terrible now, and those that didn’t are somewhat leggy, but setting fruit nonetheless. Fall tomatoes! The Black Seeded Simpson lettuce is coming along nicely, and the first broccoli and cabbage transplants are taking root and beginning to grow. The green beans doubled after the heavy rain and beans are about 2 inches long. This morning, I planted more broccoli transplants, bok choy transplants, spinach seeds and sugar snap peas.
Shady Hollow Farms, at the Brushy Creek Farmer’s Market and Triangle Farmer’s Market continues to have great vegetable transplants and wonderful basil and other herbs.
Today, I’m on a mission to find bay laurel, in something larger than a 4 inch pot. Perhaps someone at the downtown farmer’s market will have some.
I was given a great book this week, and I love it! “Farm City, The Education of an Urban Farmer” by Novella Carpenter. I am not too far into it, but so far it is a great read for anyone with a garden.