Thursday, July 8, 2010
What's Going on around the Garden
The garden is progressing quite well, despite this extreme heat wave we are having. Much to my surprise, the tomatoes seem to be continuing to set fruit. There are many small cantaloupe and muskmelons on the vines. I have yet to see any female zucchini blooms though.
There are a couple of baby Spaghetti Squash growing on the side fence.
It looks like we are going to have 3 heads of Savoy Cabbage.
The plants had bolted in the spring due to a previous heat wave. Therfore, I had to pull 4 of the plants.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I found a bud on one of the Artichoke plants this morning! The outer leaves have been turning yellow due to heat....I guess.
All of the pepper plants are producing like crazy.
This plant has a couple of large peppers that have yet to change color.
The photo on the left is the front tomato bed and the photo on the right is the two back beds. The back beds were planted three weeks earlier then the front bed. Most of the plants in the back beds are nearly 6' tall or taller. While the plants in the front bed ranges from 3' to 5'. I tested the soil a couple of days ago and the nitrogen is lower then I would like it to be in all 3 beds.
The cucumbers are really taking off. The vines are just loaded with baby cukes.
These two photos are of an unknown tomato variety. The seeds were given to me by my in-laws 4 years ago. They got the seeds when they were in Italy.
I am very concerned about this plant. The leaves and stems have been turning a very bright yellow. I remove them and then more turn yellow. I have had problems with this variety in the past. Two years ago it developed blossom end rot. Then last year, it was the first to get the blight. I have been thinking about removing the plant. There is another plant of this variety in the front bed.....which is doing well.
The "Early Pack 7" variety from the Italy seeds this year.
This is the sturdiest plant for it's size that I grown this year. (This plant was germinated very late in the season). It looks like I will have to take it out of the pot and put it in the ground somewhere.