Gardening Week Eleven
This week’s garden news is a mixed bag, some good and some not-so-good.
The best? Eating from the garden this week! Squash, zucchini, Thai chiles, cucumbers, okra, sage and serrano peppers have all made their way to the table.
Overall, it still looks pretty and full.
Okra was tasty this week and I’ll be picking more soon. Next year I’ll have to make room for more okra plants so we can pick more than a handful at a time.
We put a good handful of serranos to use this week and there are still plenty on the plant.
The bells are growing a little slower but it still won’t be long before we’re picking them too.
The tomatoes are finally, SLOWLY starting to produce.
The Romas have a handful of fruit. I gave up on the Lemon Boy tomato and put it out of it’s misery this week.
Since being freed from the confines of the peat pot, the Thais are making a nice, green comeback and are putting out peppers as fast as we can eat them.
The cucumber. Sigh. Although I picked four big cukes right after I took this photo, I don’t have high hopes for that yield continuing. I don’t know what’s eating or damaging it. The cantaloupe, squash and zucchini have a little of this going on but not nearly so rampant. I’m picking damaged leaves off and I sprayed for mildew with a soap/baking powder mixture. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
At least I’ve had great help!