Either the garden wasn’t very photogenic this week, or I wasn’t feeling particularly artistic in my picture taking. At any rate, I only have a few pictures this week.
The ‘Rose’ tomato plant waited awhile to start producing, but I’ve now picked 4 tomatoes in the last 10 days. Not the same yield as a hybrid, but we sliced one to have in BLTs last night and it was awesome! I highly recommend this tomato for fresh eating.
The peppers and cucumber in the Smart Pot are doing well, especially since I gave them a little fertilizer last week. I couldn’t get it all in the picture, but the cucumber has grown all the way up to the lattice roof over the pot. Unfortunately, it still hasn’t produced a single cucumber! I’m trying not to be too hard on it though, since it has been hot and pollination is challenging all our vines right now.
The onions I planted a couple weeks ago have popped right up. The leeks, on the other hand, are being incredibly pokey! I don’t know if maybe they don’t like light to germinate or maybe they like more light and I planted them too deep? Or maybe the seed isn’t good. Right now I only have 5 leeks growing.
Okay, I also finally posted the Lunch in the Garden recipe from last week (Chile Rellenos) and the new recipe for this week (Lemon Verbena Ice Cream).
Posted on August 6, 2010, in PhotoEssays and tagged containers, cucumbers, onions, Tomatoes, vegetable gardening. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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