Deep soaks at the teaching beds Zilker Botanical Garden.
Here is what we were seeing this week:
With the heat the plants are sending off stress hormones and we are seeing a lot of leafhoppers, stinkbugs, and beetles. We did a foliar spray spray of seaweed as a preventative measure. The seaweed is like a stress wrap and gives the plant nutrients it needs for growth.
We have started to harvest and braid our multiplying Dr. Pound garlic that we grow on the perimeters of our beds.
🖤 Lots of blackberries to harvest. This is our first year of getting a harvest as it takes a few years for the roots to get established. Wait until they are full black because they are tart otherwise.
The legumes and southern peas are coming up quickly on our new archway trellis. We planted heat loving crops: red noodle beans, snake gourd, loofah squash, and Malabar spinach.
Milpa/Three Sisters update: We are starting to see silks and tassels and next week we will do some hand pollination. The tatume squash is providing grown cover and protecting the soil and showing no signs of SVB. The pole beans are climbing high, providing support for the corn structurally and nutritionally by fixing nitrogen in the soil. Visit our website for the Squash Vine Borer Organic Guide.
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