Time for another garden update. I have to confess, I haven’t been giving my garden much attention lately. I’ve been trying to remember to water it every few days, but I’m sure it’s a bit on the parched side.
I’ve concluded that my garden is never going to produce the great yields others do, simply because we are short on sunlight. Despite that, there have been some exciting harvests.
Most notably, my one, solo zucchini.
No sign of anything else growing on the vine, but I’m quite proud of this 10+ incher.
We’ve had a few cucumbers as well, but the last one was thin and kind of puny looking and I don’t see anything else developing. I seem to be having some problem with something – not sure if it’s bugs or disease. Notice the wilt and discoloration on the leaves below. Any knowledgeable gardeners want to chime in? (Grandpa Don?!?)
The tomatoes are doing pretty well. It takes forever, it seems for them to ripen and finish. These two are my next promising toms — they are full size, for them — ~ 2.5 inches.
When my previous tomatoes on this plant began to ripen on the vine, I had a problem with the birds starting to eat it. I remembered Grandpa telling a story about a neighbor who put fake snakes in his cornfield to deter crows… but I went with what I had on hand and installed shiny pinwheels.
So far, they seem to be working.
The jalapeno plants continue to produce like gangbusters, tho most are small, less than 2 inches.
The bell peppers are taking a while, but they too are showing some progress. There are quite a few peppers coming on, but the biggest is less than 3 inches.
Lastly, the cherry tomato plant in this bed is trying to take over the world. You can’t make much sense of it all, but it’s a big green mess. It has lots of green toms on it, but only two tiny red ones — see if you can find them in the pic.
So far, that’s how it grows. What’s cooking in your yard?
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