Things have been fairly quiet in our little garden since we pulled up our 4 zucchini plants. The cucumbers looked like they were going to die too, but we left them alone, and now there is some new growth. The cucumbers aren’t as plentiful, but there are many new sprouts, so maybe things will rebound.
We are loving our little (now giant leaning Tower of Pisa) cherry tomato plant. This is the plant that just keeps giving keeping my two year old with a fresh tomato supply that she eats every day like candy. I think they are her favorite vegetable. Next year, I plan to plant several of these.
Now that the hot pepper plants are not crowded out by the zucchini, they have started to produce generously. No one in our family likes spiciness except my husband, so we are drying all of the peppers and grinding them up for my husband. In the fall, when I make things like chili, he will be able to add some hot pepper flakes to his own bowl and make his meal spicier.
Our green pepper plants are starting to produce peppers again, but the bottom half of many of them is rotten. I read online that drought and heavy rains can do this. We definitely have a drought, and when it rains, it is always a heavy down pour. I plan to crush some egg shells and put them around the base of the plant to give it the calcium it needs.
In the last 14 days since my last report, we were able to harvest the following:
Zucchini: 7 (these were the last of what we could get before we pulled the plants up)
Green Peppers: 1
Red Peppers: 0
Hot Peppers: 15
For the entire season, we have gotten the following produce from our garden:
Green Pepper: 1
Red Pepper: 9
Hot Peppers: 19
If you are gardening, how is your garden doing?
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