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The Cabbage growing in the Tunnel
The Cabbage growing in the Tunnel

First of the Autumn Cabbages from the Tunnel. I harvested the biggest cabbage and was proudly showing it off to The Neighbour Lady, I handed it to her to admire, she said "Thank You" and started walking away with it. I panicked and said I was just showing it to you, she looked so disappointed, I gifted it to her. Luckily there was another large cabbage ready for the Stuffed Cabbages Fran had planned. Everybody was happy.

What a pretty Cabbage
What a pretty Cabbage


The Neighbor Lady holding both Cabbages
The Neighbor Lady holding both Cabbages

First Zucchini & Cucumber, and the last of the Beets. Not pictured, 3 cabbages.
First Zucchini & Cucumber, and the last of the Beets. Not pictured, 3 cabbages.

I picked the first Zucchini and the first Cucumber. Harvested the remainder of the beets. Also harvested the cabbages.

Getting ready for the fall Cabbages. The seeds have germinated and I will move them to the planting trays. After the seedlings poke thru the potting soil and are looking sturdy, I will put the the trays out under the tunnels before transplanting.  Looking to plant 10 cabbages.

Still picking a half dozen Raspberries a day, tasty.  I will be pruning the raspberry plants July 1st, saw some very good pruning videos on youtube.com, I liked the Green Garden Guy.


Each year is a battle with the cabbage worm and butterfly. It is enough that I have thought at times to give up on cabbages and caulis.  This year I am fighting back with the Tierra Garden 50-5030 Haxnicks Easy Micromesh Tunnel, Giant. I have the package here open, looks simple enough.  Comes in a nice reusable bag for winter storage.  It is funny tho, where tunnels are being discussed no one says when to deploy the tunnel. Well I choose today, May 22 is the proper day to set up the tunnel, right after weeding.

Update:

That went easy, just pull out of the bag, stretch it out and stick it in the ground. It would extend twice as far as I have stretched it out, next year I will change the plan to best utilize the capabilities of the tunnel.
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Here is Fran & I on Vacation.

Venice
Venice