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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First harvest


Despite having planted our Japanese cucumbers (ใใ‚…ใ†ใ‚Š) in mid-June, today we were able to pick the first two ๐Ÿ‘. Also our cherry tomatoes and medium size tomatoes started delivering some nice and healthy ones ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…! 

Pumpkins are still in a miniature stage, so I really hope that summer continues for a few more weeks. This week will be a sunny one with highs of 30 Celsius โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€.

Japanese cucumbers – Kyuuri (ใ‚ญใƒฅใ‚ฆใƒช)

 This is the 3rd year that we are planting this delicious cucumber. It is pretty easy to grow and it does not require particular care. Once the plant reaches 20cm of height it’s ready to be moved to the allotment. You will have to build a frame with a net, place it in a sunny area and water it frequently.