Taro (mother2012) wrote,

I don't have a picture.  Pictures are too hard for me these days.  But I just picked from my garden:
Two beefsteak tomatoes, 2 yellow tomatoes, 2 large romas and 4 small ones, 5 sweet banana peppers, 2 shiny red bell peppers and 2 half-green ones, and a score of sweet-100 cherry tomatoes.

It's a kind of rich feeling, offset by the fact that over half of my garden was distroyed by powdery leaf mold before I figured out what was going on and what to do about it.  I would have been picking 3 buttercup squash by now, and a couple baby watermelon.  The dozens of beans I should have had are also lost, and the musk melon plants all died.  The watermelon is recovering, and I may get melons yet.  Two squash plants have survived, but they aren't blossoming.  I've replanted two squash, but it doesn't look like they're doing very well.

Earlier, we got a lot of broccoli from my 5 plants (and ate a lot of the leaves), and a fair amount of leaf lettuce, arugula, and spinach.  The corn died before the cobs developed simply because I didn't realize they were drying up.  (We've had rain like twice this year, and not enough to actually get things wet.)  And there have been a couple small bunches of beets.  I've got a new planting of them going, as well as spinach.

The carrots didn't do well.  They never do.  I tried sandier soil, but they never get more than an inch long - and that's the big ones.

Wish I could do a picture.
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