|First Purple Majesty Potatoes|
I thought I was off to a less than great start this year when it came to harvesting our vegetables, but things have turned around a bit. I have pulled more potatoes and they're looking better, and we're starting to have good luck with our summer garden - we're picking squash daily right now, tomatoes and peppers are coming and beans and corn are right behind them. What I haven't had a lot of success with right now has been cucumbers and watermelon, but I think I know why, at least with the watermelon. The seedlings have been shaded a lot by all of the potato plants, and it's been significantly cooler this spring that others - I think some of these summer vegetables need a little more heat to really get started. I have noticed the watermelon starting to grow more, but I'm still waiting on the cucumbers. I'm always experimenting with new ways of growing things and sometimes this is what happens. You live and learn!