How busy was the past month? A Southeast Conference, Summer Camp, and a two day workshop – all planned in our office. Whew! Happily, the garden persevered!
Ok – now that you’ve seen the beautiful Sunset Peppers, Fooled You Peppers, and Fairy Tale Eggplant, let’s update!
Do you remember this beauty?
It grew up to be a beautiful melon, then dropped off the vine and split while I was at a conference. Since this was the only fruit from this vine, I was sad. The melons were planted right next to cucumbers and they both suffered. They’re in a similar family and attract the same insects, so this may have been an issue. Oh well – they’re gone now. I pulled them and tossed them in the back of the yard. Maybe they’ll grow there next year! The below right before I took them out.
In other news, the basil grew and grew! Pesto anyone?
The real best of the summer has been the Sunset Peppers. Just look at how many are on this one plant! I’m estimating at least two dozen from this one plant. Oh – and note – these seem a LOT hotter than the projected 650 Scoville units. For reference, a jalepeno is in the 2500-10,000 range. This is at least the equivalent if not hotter! Flavor, though, is fantastic!
Aren’t they pretty?
So – to summarize the last month….
Melon and cucumber gone. Peppers and eggplants doing very well! Basil and parsley flourishing. Romanesco Cauliflower plant still hanging in but no fruit showing up. Still we wait…. Tomatoes (the ones from seed) are getting huge and we’ve got flowering and one fruit on the way! Stay tuned for photos next week.