Friday PhotoEssay

This summer is going so fast, and Fridays seem to come way too quickly. (Not that I dislike weekends, but that I don’t seem to get everything done that I want to each week.)

Look what we’ve got! Given the rash of garden thefts, I probably shouldn’t be showing pictures of tomatoes on the blog, especially given the delayed tomato season this year. Oh well. The bigger tomato (but still pretty small) is a non-grafted ‘Marmande’ and the little guy is a ‘Glacier’.  Behind them, you can see a couple of cucumbers and a Patty Pan squash. The squash plant I know has vine borers, but my experience with this variety is that it tolerates the borers really well. I’m hoping that is true this year too!

I noticed this cayenne pepper plant had a purple tinge to the leaves and stems a couple weeks ago. I thought, “Oh, it’s just a really random, late in the season, only-in-one-spot phosphorus deficiency. I should put a little fertilizer on it.” Of course, I never got around to fertilizing, but I did figure out why the purple tinge! This particular cayenne pepper is a Purple Cayenne! The flowers are a gorgeous lavender and the peppers are this dark purple, even to start with. This pepper isn’t ripe yet, even though it is already purple.

You can see how much this Butternut Squash has grown since last week. We’re going to start putting some supports under the fruit on these vining crops next week.

The containers are starting to look really good. These cute little yellow flowers (no, I’m not sure what they are) are filling up a couple of the containers.

These petunias are also looking great. The Prairie Star annuals that we planted later are growing and looking good, but they aren’t in full bloom yet. I think we should have  a nice show by Tomato Day.

Have a great weekend! Stay cool!

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 July 8, 2011, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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