Monday, July 31, 2006

Dispatch from the Los Angeles County Arboretum's Patch!

Good morning, Growers!

I received these pictures from Jill Berry, Programs Director for The Los Angeles County Arboretum over the week-end. It's growing in the Arboretum's Organic Garden, just outside the gift shop, in a 12' x 60' netted area in full sun. So far, so good! As you can see, it's safely nestled among some other plants, and the vine looks very healthy. Speaking of vine health, the scourge of Huntington Beach pumpkin growers, powdery mildew, is taking over my vine. I'll post pictures of my fungus cultures and pumpkin tomorrow. It's amazing how quickly it attacked and took over the vine.

Have a great week!