Friday PhotoEssay

Due to the herbicide issues we discussed last Friday, there isn’t a whole lot new to show. I did find a few interesting things around the garden though.

This eggplant is in a container, and it has been growing well and put on its first bloom.

This Litchi Tomato has been growing well. From this angle, you can see the beginnings of the nice prickles on the stems. They will only get bigger!

The tomatillos are showing a little damage from the herbicide, but the plants overall are still getting bigger and looking good. It would be fun to have a good crop of tomatillos this year.

The Red Aztec Spinach (Huauzontle) is also looking pretty good. It has suffered a little insect feeding damage, but not too much. Contrary to what you might think on first glance, it is NOT Lambsquarter. A cousin, yes. The actual weed, no.

The squash in the Family of 4 garden are looking really good, although the beans that you can just barely see on the right are still struggling. I think we’re all crossing our fingers and hoping that the squash vine borers won’t find us this year, since we have so much squash planted.

Our hanging basket tomatoes have some fruit set. Since two of the three varieties are ‘Red Rambling Stripe’ and ‘Gold Rambling Stripe,’ they are showing a really nice green-on-green stripe right now. I know…I should go out and get a picture, but I’ve got a lot of other things to get done this morning. I promise I’ll share one sometime next week!

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 June 8, 2012, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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