Maybe it’s the lack of sun, but the potatoes plants don’t have much mojo. The plants are small and quite pale, they are growing slowly, and the leaves are full of holes. One of my friends pointed out that since potatoes, members of the nightshade family, have few pests, whatever is eating them above ground is probably also eating them below ground.
In contrast, the fava forest is out of control, and the fava beans are starting to ripen. I picked an entire bucket of the beans this morning and shelled them. I have about five cups of beans, which I need to boil again to remove the shells.
Also, I need to add supports to the bush beans which are starting to flower.
Everything I planted has been growing in the heat – the zucchini, cilantro and dill. The basil all sprouted in three days, but each day more and more of the sprouts are gone.
Looking forward to my big “Farming Staycation” two weeks from now.