This week was pretty good for the garden, until Friday. The tomato plant and the cumber plant by the steps just withered up, and Fabgrandpa said they were rootbound. The tomatoes were good while they lasted. I’m going to plant some beans in those two pots this week.
The green beans are doing good. We had some for dinner the other night, and I must say, they were some of the best I have eaten in a while. I picked them just before cooking, so they were so fresh!
The poblano peppers are finally making some peppers. These will be so good in a pork and chile stew, or as Chile Rellleno. Mmmmmmm.
My eggplant produced one fruit so far. Since I picked that one, though, it is flowering again so there is hope that there will be some more before fall.
I have one red bell pepper that is turning, and a couple more smaller ones that are still dark green. It will probably be ready to pick next week.
The Green Bell Pepper plant is also producing some more since I picked the first one. It has several little peppers on it now.
This tomato plant is supposed to make yellow tomatoes. It has not had any get ripe yet, so I am hoping they will start turning soon. There are quite a few little tomatoes on this vine.
This what is left of my heirloom tomato plant. It had two very nice size tomatoes on it, both just starting to turn. But, on Sunday, it was attacked by three big fat ugly tomato hornworms, and in ONE DAY, those ugly little buggers ate both tomatoes and all the leaves off this plant. I will have to pull it out and plant some beans in the pot.
This is one of the ugly rude worms that ate my tomatoes. I picked them off with tweezers and threw them across the yard, but it was too late.
it’s a good thing those worms don’t like cucumbers, because this one is almost big enough to pick. We have had a couple of cucumbers so far, and they were so good. I know I’m not getting a lot of veggies for my efforts, but it is getting me off my hiney and out the door almost every day to tend to it. And it makes me happy to see my garden plants out there.
I swear, this plant just won’t stop growing. Fabgrandpa asked me today if I was sure it wasn’t kudzu! No, it is a sweet potato plant.
The moss rose loves where we put it. It just blooms its little heart out every day.
I had to cut off the old dead blooms from the geranium so it would bloom again. It is already making a second round of blossoms.
I’ve been snipping off bits of my herbs all season. This is the oregano. It is so pretty and smells good.
The parsley gets cut almost every day. It tastes good in everything. I like to put it in with greens, and snip it up and sprinkle it in other veggies.
And last, the basil. My favorite herb of all. I love the way it smells. I walk out on the porch several times a day just to get a whiff. Add a snip or two on a tomato sandwich, and I am in heaven. I’m glad nothing has eaten this one up. I would cry.