Thursday, August 30, 2012

Small harvest 8/30/12 but First Red Hot Cherry Pepper!

Today's harvest was small but I got my first ripe red hot cherry pepper, which from a distance looks like a tomato! Peppers have done well this year too bad I didn't have more sweet peppers!

Today's harvest:
1 big boy tomato
3 Juliet tomatoes
3 hot peppers
1 Red Hot Cherry Pepper

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Harvest 8/28/12

The harvest are starting to spread out as the summer wanes...but still getting plenty of hot peppers!

Today's harvest:
1 Big Boy Tomato
1 Cherry Tomato
3 cucumbers
9 Hot peppers

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cut my sugarbaby watermelon!!

Cut one of the two sugarbaby watermelons today! Was nervous that it wouldn't be ripe but it was perfect!

Harvest 8/25/12

Today's Harvest:

2 cucumbers
1 Big Boy Tomato
4 Cherry Tomatoes
14 Hot Peppers

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I think it might be dead!

After the trouble with drainage and then repotting I think my blueberry bush may have died! I still have one left but this will definitely have implications on next years crop!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August 21, 2012 Harvest!

Today's Harvest:
1 small cucumber
5 Cherry Tomatoes (partially ripe)
4 Juliet Tomatoes (partially ripe)
1 Marion Tomato
14 Hot Peppers

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Problems with a Blueberry Bush

The precipitation this summer has been strange bouncing back and forth between moderate drought and normal conditions. However the very end of July and August so far has seem wetter. It's not just that we have gotten a decent amount of rain, but we gave gotten this rain in torrential downpours which doesn't evaporate that quick in high dew-points. I began to notice one of the blueberry bushes pots was collecting water at the top and I would occasionally have to tip the pot to empty it. The bush didn't seem impacted by it at first. However after torrential downpours last week, the pot flooded, leaving standing water for days! This did have an impact on the bush, browning and killing a lot of the new growth! So I had to empty the bush from the pit remove the water and a lot of the soil. To my surprise I had forgotten to punch holes in the bottom of the pot, which was trapping the water! Such a STUPID mistake!! After pinching holes in the bottom and replanting the bush I trimmed off the dead branches. The bush isn't as pretty anymore but hopefully it will come back!

August 19, 2012 Harvest

Today's harvest:

2 Cucumbers
3 Cherry tomatoes
2 Juliet Tomatoes
11 Hot Peppers

Beautiful Pumpkin flowers this morning!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Watermelons ready today! Plus today's Harvest! 8/17/12

Finally decided to harvest my two sugar baby watermelons today! I hope they are ripe! They are a small watermelon type so they didn't get that big but are suppose to be delicious! I also got more hot peppers today, which I believe are habaneros.

Here's today's harvest:
2 sugar baby watermelons
6 Juliet tomatoes
1 heirloom tomato
1 pickle cucumber
23 hot peppers (habaneros?)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Weird harvest 8/15/12

Today's harvest was a decent size but with some weird attachments including a tomato shape and size CUCUMBER!

On top of the weird fruit, my tomato plants are beginning to break under the torrential downpours of the past week .

Today's harvest:
2 heirloom tomatoes
3 Juliet tomatoes
3 cherry tomatoes
2 cucumbers
6 hot peppers

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Harvest August 14, 2012

Another big harvest today!!

2 Big Boy Tomatoes
2 Marion Tomatoes
4 Juliet Tomatoes
2 Cherry Tomatoes
1 cucumber
22 Hot Peppers

Monday, August 13, 2012

Eggplant Parm using my Eggplants!

Made some eggplant parm today using my Japanese eggplants from my garden! It was amazing! I hope I get a few more this summer and definitely will plant more plants next year!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Forgot a Harvest! From 8/9/12

Totally forgot to post this harvest from Thursday August 9, 2012 which included a 3rd Japanese eggplant! And more tomatoes!

August 9, 2012 Harvest:
1 Japanese Eggplant
7 Cherry Tomatoes
4 Juliet Tomatoes
1 Marion tomato
1 Heirloom tomato

August 12, 2012 Harvest

The garden continues to get hit by torrential downpours and will need some serious clean up this week. If I had some fall crops to plant it would be the perfect time but unfortunately I don't. Today's harvest was heavy on hot peppers once again! I'm looking for ideas on what to do with them lol and have a huge bowl of them already!

Today's harvest:
5 cherry tomatoes
15 Hot Peppers

Garden images 8/11/12

Just some photos of my garden. Watermelon after rain storm, cucumber plant, and chocolate mint flowering! The mint flowers are actually a very beautiful purple!

Some tomatoes 8/11/12

After torrential rain two days in a row my garden has taken a beating but it's still producing tomatoes!

August 11, 2012 Harvest:

1 big boy tomato
1 Marion tomato
2 cherry tomatoes
1 Juliet tomato

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Huge Harvest 8/8/12

Today was the largest harvest of my garden ever! I harvested my first eggplants of the season, a huge amount of hot peppers, and a variety of tomatoes!

Today's Harvest:
2 Japanese eggplants
29 hot peppers
1 cucumber
4 cherry tomatoes
7 Juliet tomatoes
1 big boy tomato
1 Marion tomato

Monday, August 6, 2012

Really tall Tomato Plants!

As I harvested from my garden yesterday I noticed that two of my five tomato plants are finally taller than myself! My Marion tomato plant and my Juliet tomato plants are at least 6 feet (probably taller!). I have them supported with this curvy pole but that only goes up to a little over 5 feet.

Now I'm 5'10" and the plants are a few inches taller than me!

More Flowers and wet Watermelons

The cucumber plants I placed in containers on my deck are beginning to flower and they look great!

Also in my container garden are my sugar baby watermelon plants! So far I have two melons and even after a heavy rainfall they still look great!