Friday PhotoEssay

Whew! It has been hot this week! Of course, the vines are still growing fast. I’m beginning to wonder if our poor, late planted, stunted tomato plants are going to do anything at all this year. I’m not overly optimistic. At least we have the hanging basket tomatoes!

The ornamental millet in the Prairie Star Annual trial is growing almost as fast as our vine crops, as well as turning that delightful color of purple.

This is a close up of the ripe ‘Gold Rambling Stripe’ cherry tomato that we picked off one of the hanging baskets earlier this week. It’s pretty big for a cherry tomato, which is nice if you are growing them because of lack of space, rather than as a novelty.

The runner beans are still fighting the herbicide injury. Most of them are probably going to die in the heat over the next couple weeks. They have almost no roots on them. Some of the other beans are looking a little better, but I’m not overly hopeful of their productivity this year.

When I was out taking pictures of the vine plants this week, I happened to get a couple pictures of this hard at work bee. He was flying back and forth on the melon flowers quite happily, and picking up quite a bit of pollen from the looks of it!

The leaves on this Fairy Squash are so artistic that I had to have some fun with the photo editing software through Flickr!

A simple “vivid” color enhancement.

Going darker…

And another look. It’s so fun how the different edits show the veins in the leaves differently!

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 29, 2012, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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