Garden Notes – Week of May 7 2018

Refreshed Garden Patch Mulch
Refreshed Garden Patch Mulch

New Layer of Mulch

Put a fresh layer of much on my paths between my raised beds, which helped the appearance of my vegetable garden. Also, will help to keep the weeds down.

Yellow Flags for Insect Control
Yellow Flags for Insect Control
Yellow Flag with Captured Insects and Bugs
Yellow Flag with Captured Insects and Bugs

 

Replaced Yellow Flags for Insect Control

This week I pulled down my old yellow flags and put up new ones for insect control as you can see from the picture they’ve already started filling up.

Yellow Zucchini Squash
Yellow Zucchini Squash
Spaghetti squash which has set fruit
Spaghetti squash which has set fruit

 

Zucchinis and Spaghetti Squash Are Setting Fruit

now the weather has warmed up this week my squashes have started setting fruit. Especially, the yellow zucchinis which I was even made able to harvest three of this week and throwing the oven.

Apricot starting to ripen on the tree
Apricot starting to ripen on the tree
Tangerine tree with young fruit
Tangerines are starting to grow

Fruit trees are setting fruit

I was pleasantly surprised this weekend to see that my apricots despite a cold snap have put on a few fruits and are starting to ripen in turn yellow. Also, my tangerine tree has got a few young immature fruits on it which hopefully will mature later in the season.

Loose leaf lettuce in the garden succession planted with moon and the stars watermelon
Loose leaf lettuce in the garden succession planted with moon and the stars watermelon

Fresh salad from the garden

we managed to get a nice salad out of our garden this week of loose leaf lettuce and beet greens. Although, it’s getting late in the season for the loose leaf lettuce.