|Flowers I got from my mother.|
|Caring for my plants.|
|First cucumber, it is already nearly 20 cm long :)|
|White fabrics to cover the sun a bit.|
|One of the flowers that got not eaten up by caterpillars :)|
It has been so very hot lately! Some plants seem to go crazy with the heat, they start to flower long before their time and are oh, how to explain, they are building no fruiting body that you can harvest.
I had this with my rucola and also with Pak Choi I got from Fiona from Malaysia. The beans inside the greenhouse are growing good, they are blooming, but also seem to develop no sheet ropes, the one outside the greenhouse did not grow well at all. Very strange. It even got so hot that I had to find a solution to cover the greenhouse. I hung up some white fabrics inside, which was quite a struggle when it had 50 degrees inside even though all windows and the door have been wide open. I had to water nearly every 2 hours until late afternoon and still some plants just burnt away. Many of my strawberries grown from seed just died away in the heat. I was able to harvest onions and we had fresh salads every day! The cucumbers and tomatoes are doing the best, also the courgette plant. Unfortunately the cucumber plants got powdery mildew, but I found an easy and organic cure for it! Maybe you can try out too, if you have the same problem. I made a mixture of 1 part milk (no long-life milk) and 10 parts water and put it in a spray bottle and sprayed on the white spots. Lactic acid bacteria will develop and eat up the fungus of the plant. Already after a few treatments it was a lot better, I am very happy that it works, cause I will not use any chemicals.