Gardening Week 18

July 18, 2011

The garden itself hasn’t been quite as neglected as the blog updates, but almost. Still, it’s doing pretty well right now. I decided against putting in new squash and zucchini for now. It’s just too hot, rainy and damp and there’s not enough space.

It’s looking like a tomato and pepper jungle out there!

We’re finally getting a lot of nice, ripe tomatoes.

I’ve managed to stave off blossom end rot but what does this to the tops of them?

I found the oldest, biggest cantaloupe totally exploded. I’m not sure if a critter got to it or if it just burst from all the rain. Some of the tomatoes were lost to splitting from the sudden, huge rains. Still, there are a few melons still doing well.

My serrano! It was doing so well but it’s starting to yellow and wilt and I’m not sure why.

The bells are growing huge. Getting the squash out of the way has given them more room.

The same with the jalapenos. I picked half a dozen HUGE peppers with more on the way. I think I’ll try pepper jelly?

Although I’d given up on the onions, some of them are making a nice comeback.

Sage and dill are doing well and I’m using a lot of them in the kitchen.

The rosemary plants, both out in the garden and in the patio container, are turning into small bushes.

The oregano, parsley and basil are doing well too.

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1 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme July 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I’ve already pulled up my tomatoes and tossed them. They were turning yellow/brown from the bottom up and quickly dying. However, my herb bed looks like a total jungle itself. I’ve got to start using/preserving some of them!

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2 karenbove July 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I’m almost looking forward to pulling it all up and starting over!

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