The gardens are really starting to produce! All the plants except the unknown squash looking plant in the community garden have fruit on them! And the butternut squash plants are really starting to take over the garden. We've already had to wind them around, we think we might have to do something more drastic to keep them from taking over.
We didn't have any work in the gardens this week, just picking what was ripe. We have no bug or animal problems so far. We'll finally have to go down and water the community garden (for only the second time this year) this evening. It's been really hot and dry here for a couple of weeks, and it looks like more of the same this week, and the soil was starting to feel a little dry.
Check out the container garden:
Are you ready for a healthy dose of pepper porn? This week's pictures were taken by the one and only Brett!
The Super Chile. We think this guy is slowly dying. Over the past few weeks, we've seen a lot of young peppers drop off, the leaves yellowing, and now, the whole plant is much lighter and quite limp looking. I think we may have overwatered it. We're not sure if it is going to make it or not.
I am partial to this serrano plant. It might be my favorite of our pepper plants (don't tell the others!). It is looking good. We've taken 2 more peppers off of it since my local produce booty update from yesterday.
For awhile, the poblano plant wasn't really doing anything other than getting taller. But when these things decide they want to start producing they go nuts!
This jalapeno plant is just gorgeous. And the peppers on the plant look so plump and nice! I can't wait until they ripen...
This is the Petite Orange Bell Pepper plant. It is really loaded down with peppers. One of them is starting to ripen.
Brett was having trouble taking a good picture of the Hungarian wax pepper plant. He ended up getting a picture of Nermal through the plant. They turned out pretty cool.
We just picked 7 ripe cayenne peppers off this plant and it started growing that and then some since we've picked them. Some are already almost 2 inches long!
The chocolate bell still only has one pepper on it. :-(
Regular bell pepper plant.
And on to the community garden:
One of our two zucchini plants.
A little zucchini.
The other zucchini plant.
A zucchini on it as well.
These are pictures of our two butternut squash plants. These things are flippin' crazy. Be warned that they will take over your garden if you ever plant one of these.
A couple of pictures of the small butternut squashes growing on the plants. There are tons, tons, of butternut on these two plants.
Yellow straigtneck squash plant.
Yellow straightneck squash.
One of our "regular" tomato plants.
The other "regular" tomato plant.
I took a ton of pictures of the Roma tomato plant to give you guys an idea of just how many tomatoes are on here. I've never had a tomato plant produce like this, I'm so excited. And they taste excellent, we ate our first couple of home grown Roma tomatoes on some Black Bean Burgers I made last Friday.
Not sure what this one is.
Well, that's all for now. I should be posting the final installment of the Sustainable Local Diet Series sometime in the next few days.
'Til next time!