Friday PhotoEssay

With the warm to hot weather, many of the plants in the garden have really popped this week. We are starting to see some flowers on some of the vining plants as well as a few other things here and there.

The Mexican Oregano planted in the Mexican garden is blooming this week. It is kind of interesting that it blooms right along the stems. I suppose that we probably should cut back those woody stems with the blooms to encourage more tender growth from below that is tastier.

The ‘Fairy’ winter squash is not blooming yet, but it does have these fun leaves with the silver streaking around the veins. This is perfectly normal, but can still be a little surprising to an unsuspecting gardener.

This itty bitty tiny grasshopper was hanging out on one of the black sesame plants.

The Litchi Tomatoes are blooming, as well as growing increasingly aggressive spikes, as you can see. There’s also a cucumber beetle on one of the flowers. Ugh!

I did promise to post a picture of the Rambling Stripe tomatoes, so here you go! The striped tomatoes are always fun, even when they are green.

We filled and planted the 100 gallon Smart Pot on Tuesday. The plants were some of the leftovers from the rest of the garden, hence the slightly wimpy appearance. We also had a little extra straw, so we decided to mulch the pot for a change. It does dry out an awful lot during the hot summer.

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 15, 2012, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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