My Garden First Crop


My garden first crop was 2 yellow crooked neck squash and 1 zephyr squash.

20160521_145602Both are delicious!  Both varieties have the same texture and flavor.  The Zephyr is the one with the green tip.  According to “SpecialityProduce.com”

Zephyr squash is a relatively new type of summer squash and botanically a part of Cucurbita pepo. A highly productive hybrid variety the Zephyr is a constricted neck type of squash, similar to that of yellow crook neck squash. It was bred specifically to have superior taste, quality and adaptability. Its fruit can be harvested at varying stages of maturity, with the medium size of five to seven inches being the most recommended for the marketplace. Additionally, like many other petite summer squashes they can be harvested with or without their blossom still attached.
 

Update on my plants

Since my last photos http://joannsfoodbites.com/culinary-garden/garden-planted/   I have planted additional crops;  jalapeno peppers, Yum-Yum orange bell peppers, Italian oregano, Valentino basil, and Crimson Sweet water melon.  I will keep you updated on those items.

April
April
Current
Current

 

Contains (1) Zephyr Squash

(1) Crooked Neck Squash

(1) Zucchini

 

 

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April
Current
Current

 

Blue pots contain:

(1) Sugary Tomato (aka Super Sweet)

(1) German Johnson Tomato

 

I have never had either of these two varieties.  The best I can figure, the “sugary tomato” is a type of cherry, hybrid red tomato that will have a very sweet flavor.  It is an indeterminate plant.

The German Johnson is a pink-red heirloom varietal that will be low yield but large fruit.  it is also an indeterminate plant.

You ask, “What does  indeterminate mean?”

Determinate – once the tomato plant starts producing fruit, it will stop growing.

Indeterminate – Plants will keep growing and producing new blossoms even after initial fruit set. Harvest may last for several months.

Pest Remedy

spray bottle.Because I am growing all these vegetables and herbs completely organic, I have consulted my husband, Doug, a professional horticulturist, for what would be the best solution destroying  the tiny aphids eating on my pepper plants?  He recommends a tablespoon of dish washing liquid, to approximately half a gallon of water, then lightly spraying the plant and the surrounding soil.  I will keep you posted on the results.

Do you have any ORGANIC pest resolution?  Please share in the comments….

 

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