Harvesting, Crop Woes & The Importance of The Weather

Autumn is here, although the temperatures seem to have only just been notified. We were still getting 28-30degC (82-86F) highs and warm nights that only cooled down in the final couple of hours of the morning. Today things have cooled off a little, with some good cloud, so that is very nice. We finally had … More Harvesting, Crop Woes & The Importance of The Weather

Good Crop, Bad Crop

Last time I talked about the pumpkins and squashes, which despite the powdery mildew and earlier-than-usual demise, still gave us decent crops. Except for the Pink Banana Jumbo squash, both plants of which grew like a stunted sloth and finally aborted their puny fruit. I blame the poor quality of the seeds. Plus the slugs … More Good Crop, Bad Crop