sunday garden update

looks really lush out there.  with the demise of the gopher, the  nangua is coming in big time. Unfortunately think its too late in the year to bear any fruit. But am thinking that next year I’m going to let this grow up and over in place of using the shade cloth!  at the other end of this bed are the beans which are starting to bear.  There is, in the middle, all the chard and another crop of beans so it should be a tasty end of season.  Fresh string beans are becoming so hard to find and the prices in the markets are insane!!  Am so  glad that this bed bounced back after the gopher fiasco. Had visions of looking at just dirt for the rest of the gardening season!  Out in the container area there is a lot going on.  The plum tomatoes are doing well, as are the eggplants.  Think there has been slow ripening of the tomatoes because I water in the evenings.  In most areas of the country, evening watering is not recommended, but here in the desert, it allows the water to soak in. With the dryness, there isn’t going to be mold and fungus happening like it will in the east and midwest and north.  Meanwhile, have been harvesting the tomatoes as they ripen, peeling and seeding them and then throwing them in the freezer.  This way they can accummulate until there is enough to do something.  Have no idea what kind these are, a gift from a friend. In addition to this big ones, have striped roma, regular roma, yellow plum, the purple heirloom and something called Boxcar Willie.   The spaghetti squash shown above may be the last one for the season.  There are a couple of flowers out there and depending on how warm it stays who knows.  Oh yeah, failed to mention the state of peppers.  There are some anaheim growing in a container as well as some bell’s.  Best year I’ve had for the bells, just as its the best year for the eggplants.  The later aren’t getting too big, then again, its pretty much just the two ofus.  Zuchinni has not been too productive either. enough to eat, not enough to get overwhelmed.


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