Cape Mayhem Gardens Update – July 10th

Agridude - Garden after cleaningSorry it has taken me so long to get another update on the blog.  Happy late 4th of July from Cape Mayhem Gardens as well, hope everyone had a good day.  We barbequed over at the garden and spent the day near the beach.  We watched some good fireworks to end the night and then proceeded to take part in the Ocean Beach marshmallow fight afterward.  Everyone brings bags of mallows to throw at each other after the works, very fun.

Agridude - Paul and JudeTo the right is a picture of Jude and I posing in front of the garden on the 4th for a quick photo opportunity.  Jude helps me take care of the garden and used to be my old roommate.  We had overcast weather for the whole day but that didn’t stop us from having a great time.

Agridude - New Cucumbers

There are a few new things that I did to the garden.  I was unable to get rid of the powdery mildew on my cucumbers with the neem oil.  In fact, I almost think it made it worse.  I showed up to the garden on Sunday afternoon and they were entirely covered in it.  I decided to take them out and put in some new plants that I bought from my local nursery.  It’ll be interesting to see if I can keep the mildew away from these new plants.  I bought a ‘lemon’ cucumber variety as a change up and I am excited to see how it turns out compared to other cucs that we have grown at the garden.

Agridude - Jalapenos and Onions

This picture is showing off the jalapenos and our serrano plant.  The serrano plant is continuing to absolutely kill it.  It comes up to my thigh and the flowers are everywhere.  We have quite a few peppers on there now.  The jalapenos are also doing well.  I pulled about 15 of them and am going to make stuffed jalapenos with bacon.  I will post those pics along with our recipe.  Take a look in the picture and see if you can see an onion sprouting.  It is in the bottom center of the photo and looks like a weed, it has 3 narrow shoots coming out of the ground.  I planted a few onions in some of the open areas and we now have 4 that sprouted.

Agridude - Pete GrillingSo this is Pete, and he lives in Vince’s guest house and built the tiki bar and the garden with me.  He was grilling some zucchini, corn and chicken breasts on Sunday evening and let me eat with him.  His girlfriend Stephanie also helps me a ton with watering the garden.  She used to garden at her old place so it’s nice to be able to bounce some ideas off of.

Agridude - Peter and Paul PunchingHere is another picture of the garden with a nice action shot of Pete and I.  You can see the tomatoes are getting huge.  We are going to have to come up with some type of better staking of the plants.  They are too tall for the cages I put them in and the tops are starting to topple over.  We have been pulling out a lot of ‘dead/yellow’ leaves off the bottoms of the plant. It has really revealed all the fruit that is growing.  Makes me so excited for harvest time!

The other updates for the garden are, I planted some more basil in between our tomatoes, and I planted 6 stalks of corn.  I didn’t really get pictures of these changes, but I will for the next post, although I just noticed you can see the corn to the right of Pete and I in the picture above.

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