Friday PhotoEssay

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).

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on August 6, 2010, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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