Friday PhotoEssay

It’s Friday again! I hope you all enjoyed the mostly cooler week! I know that I did.

Even though zucchini aren’t as good once they get big, the white stripes on the ‘Sunstripe’ zucchini really pop once they get bigger (left side of picture). We picked 3 more of the ‘Fairy’ squash that were more orange than last time we tried them. Hopefully they are riper than last time for those that took them home.

For some reason I always have this idea that tomatillos are smallish, bushy, well-behaved plants, kind of like peppers. It always surprises me then, when they end up outgrowing their cages and sprawling all over everything. This tomatillo branch is even growing up through the melon trellis!

All of a sudden, the jicama suddenly seems ready to grow more. It is going to have to fight its way through the melon vines for space on the trellis. I’m afraid it is too little too late for anything productive to come of it, but we’ll see!

Look at this! We got a few fruit off the Litchi Tomato plants! They are smaller that I’ve seen in the past (the plants aren’t as productive either), but I guess that given the summer we’ve had, I can’t complain too much.

We do have a couple tomatoes set on the Indigo Rose plants. They are still green, but you can already see the fun purple sheen to them. The purple intensifies with exposure to the sun, and the fruit will be kind of an orange color underneath as they ripen.

I know I posted a picture much like this last week, but I really like the combo of the purple tomatillos and red serrano peppers.

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 August 17, 2012, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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