Wednesday, July 7, 2010
A little garden update since it's been a while. Really, the stuff's growing but nothing's bearing fruits or veggies just yet. We had a housesitter while on vacation, and they dutifully watered the garden, but there were some little 'extras' along the way that still needed to be done. I'm back now, and feel I've neglected the garden maintenance like I should, so I'm trying to get it back into shape. The above shot is the overall spread.
My biggest surprise is what you see here. My six tomato plants, the ones I intended, are in their cages and growing vertically as they should. There's many green 'maters on them, just waiting to go red, especially on the Romas. The big surprise is what you in the pic in front of the box. Apparently some of my tomatoes from last year have re-seeded themselves! I obviously didn't plan on this, how can you? Nonetheless, I'll take 'em!
These were supposed to Jalapeños, umm, we'll see about that
My tiered boxes, coming along nicely
The 'top box', the big one I made for this year doesn't seem to be doing very well. The cucumbers on the far left seem okay, but the Habañeros in the middle not so much. The zucchini is all but dead, and the herbs in the middle, as you can see, a bit lackluster. Maybe not enough light? I don't know, from the pic here it looks like there's enough.
All in all I can't complain, but then again I can't really rave about all the garden goodness. My banana peppers are the superstars this year but everything else has been a tad slow on the grow. July's just now here so I'm hoping things will take off soon. The real factor is more than likely the heat; it's been a lot hotter and a lot dryer this summer than last, with multiple consecutive days at ninety-five degrees or more. Garden plants just refuse to grow when it's so relentlessly hot.