Not much to report with the garden(s) this week aside from a crazy amount of squash growth. The two butternut squash plants have officially taken over the garden. We had rain a couple of times over the past few weeks, so it will probably be time to weed again soon.
Other than that, we are starting to get tons of new growth on our pepper plants since we've picked all those peppers. Apparently, picking peppers promotes productivity (a tongue twister for ya). The cayenne pepper plant is a testament to this. Last week, we picked 6 or 7 off and there are far more than that starting on it. A couple of the larger "straggler" peppers are starting to ripen.
Excuse the pictures this week, it has been really rainy, so the container garden pictures didn't turn out too well. We also didn't get as many pictures from the community garden as usual, but I think you'll get the idea of this week's growth nonetheless.
Here is the container garden:
Sorry, it was dark and windy - a tough combination.
A ripening cayenne.
Looking down into the petite orange bell pepper plant. As you can see, quite of few of these little lovelies are ripening.
The Super Chile. We think we've figured out that the problem is too much water, but we can't stop the rain. I think this poor plant might not survive all the rain we've been having this summer.
Pics from the Community Garden plot:
Most of what you see is the two butternut squash winding 'round and 'round.
An escape attempt:
Where'd that banana pepper plant go?
Our "first born" butternut
The roma plant is breaking out of its cage; it's covered with blossoms, too!
We're hoping the butternuts don't get too big before they ripen. Overall, it looks like this week's booty will be dominated by tomatoes, but when there are squash plants around, you never know...
'Til next time.