Friday PhotoEssay

Today it’s time for our regular photoessay – I apologize if the pictures seem to be getting redundant, since we’re not doing a fall garden this year.

Our okra seems to be dropping its leaves suddenly. We have rather bare okra plants. Honestly – I have no idea what’s up. I haven’t been paying much attention to it, and I’ve never grown okra before. I don’t know if it’s been too wet or dry or if something has attacked it. Any ideas?

These are the Big Bertha peppers, and they have been quite productive this year! Very impressive.

Hmm…I think we may have forgotten to fertilize this pepper. A little bit nitrogen deficient, don’t you think? I’m surprised it has any peppers on it!

Some of the tomatoes from our Heat Set plants are starting to ripen, but this one seems to be ripening in stages. Part of it is ripe and part is still quite unripe. Could be some damage caused one section to ripen faster or it could be genetic. Okay, this is getting a little depressing.

This should cheer you up! C’mon, I’ve barely posted ANY Swiss Chard pictures this year. You have to admit that it brightens the place up a bit.

The volunteer hyacinth beans brighten things up nicely too, don’t they?

Have a great weekend!



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 September 23, 2011, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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