|Cinderella Pumpkin Bed (what's left)|
On a happier note: I am enjoying the cherry tomatoes, Sungold! I do not have a photo of the "first fruits" since I ate them before I remembered to document their ripening!
Lemon cucumbers are forming like crazy. They suck up water like mad; I have to water them morning and evening.
We have eaten 4 Wonder Bell peppers.
The Ace and Japanese Trifele tomatoes are doing very well.
The Japanese Trifele is forming an amazing number of pear shaped fruit. I hope they taste good! Legend is nearly dead, but Mr. Stripey is setting fruit at last! Yellow Brandywine is just starting to set fruit, but is healthy with lots of blossoms. Its leaves are huge! Yellow Brandywine and Japanese Trifele are the first tomatoes I have grown with potato shaped leaves. They look so healthy and strong!
|Mr. Stripey July 25|
|Ace July 25|
|Yellow Brandywine July 25 (only a mid-sized leaf!)|
|Japanese Trifele July 25|
The eggplant is forming new fruit. We haven't eaten any yet.
The few large bean plants are putting out lots of pods, but not enough for a meal yet. The Capitano beans are forming flat pods that are turning gold. The ones I planted a week or so ago are growing nicely, but I am not sure they will manage to do much before the end of the season.
|Capitano July 25|
|Sugar Baby Watermelon July 25|
I am freezing the blackberries as they ripen, trying to save enough for a pie!
|Ripening Himalayan Blackberries|
I rearranged the area surrounding the compost pile, putting in new straw to keep down the dreaded foxtails. They are under better control than last summer.
The weeds you see here on the other side of the fence (my back fence with an empty lot on the other side) were cut down a few days ago, right to the fence line. Nice. But, now there is less privacy and Boo is afraid of the people and cars he now can see in the driveway of the duplex on that street! The others, Cookie and Edward bark more.
|Boo July 5|
|Edward "laughing" July 3|
|Cookie June 16|