June was on fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅย 

June was hot as hell ๐Ÿ‘น! We had daily temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius and no rain for several weeks. 

This means that I had to water my plants every single day. Also all the Japanese cucumbers ๐Ÿฅ’ that I just planted have died beacause of the heat ๐Ÿ˜ญ!

Nevertheless, most of the stuff is growing well due to the wonderful weather and I am looking forward to a great harvest in September.

Pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒ, tomatoes ๐Ÿ…, Korean lettuces ๐Ÿฅ—, Japanese corn ๐ŸŒฝ, Japanese kokabu, and my white grapes, are all in great shape ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘! 

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Pimientos de padron, golden creek, kabocha

  

A few additions to this year’s plan: 

  1. Pimientos de padron: last year we planted them for the first time and had excellent results. They grow well in a shelter and are really delicious (just put them in a pan, add olive oil and salt, done ๐Ÿ˜Œ)
  2. Golden creek pimientos: this a different kind of pimientos, the seeds’ label says they should be less hot than padron… 
  3. Kabocha: I don’t know the exact name of the one we grow… But it’s a small Japanese pumpkin, similar to Hokkaido, dark green in the outside and orange inside. It’s sweet and perfect for soups and tempura