It has been an exciting week in the garden. Many of the vegetables are getting to the point that all the work will start paying off. My carrots are at 75 days since planting and according to the seed packet they should be ready. However, they still seem a little small to me so I am going to leave them in the ground another 7 to 10 days.
My zucchini is growing at a rate that is unbelievable. It has only been in the ground 30 days and it is already starting to form flower heads. My squash planted at the same time is no where near that far along. The funny thing is the zucchini takes 55 days to harvest and the squash takes 41 days to harvest according to the seed packets. The squash is supposed to be ready a full 2 weeks before the zucchini, but I don't see that happening. This is a clear cut case of the soil makes all the difference in the world. I planted the zucchini in my raised beds with good soil, and the squash was planted in regular soil in another area of my yard. I really wish I would have planted some squash in my raised beds, but I was worried about cross pollination.
My broccoli has formed a central head on one of the plants and I hope I will get some good harvests before the really hot weather gets here. The tall snow peas are still producing pods, but I am still waiting on the smaller ones to produce. All in all a good week.
Elite Hybrid Zucchini starting to form flower buds
Broccoli head forming
Carrot bed is completely engulfed
My curiosity got the best of me and I pulled a carrot, this one was about six inches long, but the shoulder was not even half an inch wide. I sure hope they get bigger.