I have been so happy with the garden this year. Things are growing and thriving and it is a joy to look at. Unfortunately there are a few less than ideal outcomes.
The broccoli flowered before it had time to set decent heads. I tried cutting off the top bunch of flowers in hopes the side shoots would recover. Nope. I am going to have to pull it out this afternoon.
The Pak Choi bolted before I even realized it should be harvested. I am thinking that these heads are suppose to be used while quite small. They too will be pulled up, but I will probably plant another batch in the same spot.
Green beans are dead easy to grow and even a few plants will provide many dinners worth of tasty beans. This year, for the first time, something is eating the plants as soon as they push through the soil. I may get a few plants out of the first sowing, but I am going to need to plant another batch of seeds and hope that whatever is eating them will have moved on.
My regular nursery did not have squash starts three weeks in a row, so I bought some from Home Depot. They have been in the ground for about 10 days and do not look good. I may swing by the nursery and try again for better starts.
On the plus side, my preemptive application of neem oil seems to have done the trick. The broccoli flowered early, but it is free of pests, and the brussels sprouts are doing great.
How is your garden going?