7:45 A.M. Misty; patches of blue in the sky. 20 degrees Celsius. Ground is wet after nocturnal rains, muddy in some spots.
Sunflowers have broader leaves than I remember from yesterday. Watercress no change. Bush basil still a bright lime green. Basil, mitsuba, shiso no change. Some of the shiso has gotten larger.
Cosmos seedlings have grown a second set of leaves perpendicular to others.
Marble Arch Salvia somewhat larger. Cilantro continues to flower. Other bush basil seems to have grown out a little more. Nasturtium also. Dill fennel, parsley seedlings still larger. Sacred, red opal basils, mitsuba seedlings show no change.
Some red opal seedlings from Friday plating have come out. Also some sacred basil seedlings may have appeared. No signs of dill planted Friday.
No signs of thyme from seed yet. Scallions show no change since yesterday. Thai dragon chiles have shed some bottom leaves, upper part of plant appears healthy. King Arthur bell peppers also have some yellow bottom leaves. Spanish yellow, copra onions have even more burnt tips. Perhaps still adjusting.
Red onions are brilliant; new “leaves” emerging from center, deep green. Watermelons away from fence still look fine. Those near fence seem all but dead. Broccoli continues to grow; stalks thickening and looking more broccoli-like. Cauliflower still looks great with symmetrical form and curled leaves.
Red gold potatoes have emerged, bright green plants about 6″ high. Still no signs of Yukon golds.
Pumpkins still growing new leaves, old leaves quite yellow. Finger eggplants no change. Acorn squash no change. Summer squash no change. Brussels sprouts, Chinese cabbage, Kale no change. Beans, cucumbers are somewhat larger.
Bush beans no change. Lettuce no change. Corn no change; some 3mm-round insects were lurking in the top leaves.
The other day I realized the garden belonging to the late Early Childhood Center might contain some things we could use in the student garden. Today I stopped over. Along with a plethora of weeds, some perennial onions were growing. I gathered up some of the straw that was lying around and placed it in the reusable grocery bags I keep in my back pack. I put this mulch down around the sunflowers in the student garden. Should help stop weeds and hold in moisture. Over the coming days, might go keep going over and adding mulch bit by bit.