Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A quick update in collage...


I only have one eggplant this year, and it has only just started to set fruit... but it has set four or five already and its growth rate has ramped up with some extra fertilizer, compost and a thick layer of mulch. I picked my first watermelon yesterday--it was GREAT. Very sweet, pure melon taste. I probably should have picked it a few days earlier, as the texture was slightly coarser than it should have been. It's very hard to tell with melons... I'm planning to pick several more this week. Let's see... I have a major aphid infestation with this hot and dry weather. I'm banking on a weekend tropical storm to knock them out. If not, I'll treat them next week. I noticed this morning the first hint of color on my grapes--looks like, despite our cold temps, I should have grapes starting early-/mid-August, as usual. Limas are finally producing pods, but the aphids are there, too. I planted "Star of David" okra, which is supposed to reach six feet at maturity. It sure does vigorously. Peanuts are doing well. Sweet potatoes are running everywhere. My trombone squash is setting a lot of fruit... Click the collage for more detail.
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5 comments:

Florida Hydroponics said...

Looking good :)

My Eggplant just flowered yesterday, and hopefully many more are not far behind.

sarah said...

I just discovered your blog today and want to thank you for sharing your experiences!

Our Local Life said...

This is beautiful! Grapes are just coming in here, and it is WONDERFUL! A nice little snack during this heatwave.

Hannah said...

I'm so glad that I found this blog! I am getting ready to plant my fall garden, and I need some encouragement after this heat wilted away my last one.

manuremaven said...

Nice blog. I can see from your great garden pics that you treat the soil properly with lots of leaf mulch.