Category: Summer Crop 13

Summer 2013 Report – Cabbage

The cabbage was moderately successful.  We’ll try again next year and should be able to do better.  I planted three white cabbage and three red cabbage plants. The red cabbage was growing well and then got a rather large aphid infestation.  I was able to fight the infestation but didn’t catch it until it had…

Summer 2013 Report – Broccoli

This was a failure.  I’ve heard that broccoli is not a summer plant.  That seems to be the case.  It started to flower early and while I had four plants that all grew well, there was little edible broccoli produced. What I did get tasted bitter.  I’m assuming that’s because it was just about to…

Summer 2013 Report – Peppers

I planted four different pepper plants, three chile peppers and one bell pepper. The chile pepper plants took a while but eventually produced a lot of peppers.  These were great on salads and other foods, not too spicy.  But they were spicy enough that you couldn’t eat a lot at one time.  Jenny pickled a…

Summer 2013 Report – Cucumbers

As Jenny reported, the cucumbers were easy to deal with and produced TONS of cucumbers.  I planted four of these and they took over a four by four section of the raised bed and spread over the sides as well. No special care was required.  It may look like there are no cucumbers.  Then once…

Cucumbers galore

Vinnie planted 4 cucumber plants in spring. We ended up with far more cucumbers than we could handle! I made pickles but we still had a lot more. Yesterday I decided to make more pickles. I picked the cucumbers and ended up with about 30 pounds worth! Some of them are white. I think that…