Friday PhotoEssay

I can’t believe that it’s only 68 degrees right now, and our high today is in the low 90s! Mostly I can’t believe that it’s only 68 degrees at this time of morning!

The sesame has been such a thug (albeit an attractive thug) in the Beautiful Vegetables garden that I forget to look for the other plants sometimes. This ‘Redskin’ pepper plant is actually fairly productive, given the amount of shade it is getting. The plants look a little sad though, shaded as they are.

Remember how I was all concerned the other day about the radicchio being slow to grow and having a poor germination rate? Apparently my concerns were mostly unfounded. The radicchio has popped up in just 3 days and the germination rate looks pretty good!

This is one of the hazards of growing cantaloupe on a trellis…especially if you don’t make the effort to tie the melons in bags or socks. It is a little hard to see in this picture, but this cantaloupe is firmly wedged into one of the narrower panels of the trellis.

Here’s the “action” shot as we tried to get it out! If I’d been fast on my feet, I would have switched my camera to video mode!

The Thai Red Roselle is starting to show those calyxes that we were talking about last week. They still aren’t completely red, but at least they are there. Now to have enough to actually do something with them!

Have a great weekend, enjoying the cooler weather!

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 August 10, 2012, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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