Monday, June 08, 2020

Papaya...Spring rains........

Remember when Florida had a dry season, fires, arid days of June? No longer... 

During a brief break in the rain, I added a papaya to my dooryard orchard... Right now, going strong in my garden: Peppers (hybrid banana), okra, eggplant, small-bodied tomatoes, leeks, oregano, thyme, rosemary... I transplanted some Malabar spinach to replace a flagging tomato plant. Experimenting with basil, trying to find SOMETHING reliable for the Florida garden in summer, so I planted some Eritrean basil seeds from Southern Exposure. (I like Thai basil well enough, but it's quite camphor-y!)

My limas and southern peas haven't yet begun to produce.

Nothing going on in the fruit world in June... my guavas, grapes, pineapples, persimmons, and Nesbit grapes are ripening but months from harvest....... 


1 comment:

Colleen Krall said...

My dragon fruit has started to bloom. As far as vegetables in the summer garden, I'm growing Seminole pumpkins, butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, and a variety of sweet peppers. So far everything is going well. First part of July I will be planting seeds for the garden to be planted late August. Looking forward to that.