While you might think that “July” would be synonymous with “hot” or “sunshine” our summer has been sorely lacking in either of those. More than a month of near-daily rain has kept us damp and susceptible to powdery mildew, slugs, and failure to thrive. In spite of Mother Nature’s lack of cooperation, we are having some success. My son documented what’s going on out there at the moment.
In spite of the weather we’re harvesting enough tomatoes for fresh eating from both in-ground plants and hanging tomatoes.
The eggplant leaves are yellowing terribly – suggestions?
Even with the yellowing leaves, I’m getting a decent crop of eggplant.
This pepper plant was given to me by a neighbor. Not sure what it is, but it’s thriving here. It’s a bit spicy, and prolific. I’m discovering that finding plants that have traditionally done well here seems to be the ticket. (Note to self: stop experimenting!)
But see, if I stopped experimenting I wouldn’t have discovered this pepper that’s putting on a nice show. (I believe it’s Lipstick from Baker Creek, but marauding chickens scratched up the plant markers.)
I’m over the moon excited about growing Brussels sprouts. I’ve never grown them before and look – little baby sprouts!
Stevia in flower. Time to harvest and dry the leaves.
White pineapple getting close to harvest time.
Some sort of guava. Some people have called it “yellow strawberry guava” but I don’t know if that’s right. The flesh is clear/white with lots of hard seeds.
Papaya fruit (my first!) just forming on a one year old tree that’s just about as tall as I am.
What’s growing in your garden?