by A.J. Coltrane
More wet. More clouds. It’s been an overcast spring and summer. In comparison to 2015 we’re waaaay behind, and I doubt we’ll catch up.
Though taken in isolation we’re doing ok.
The overview photo:
Standing near the leftmost pepper box:
The basil looks better at this point this year:
The cucumbers are not digging the rain:
The tomatillos have grown to the top of the 6′ trellis. I ran some extra string around the outside to support flopping branches:
The tomatillo fruits are huge this year. I’m going to guess it’s because we’re growing a different variety — “Verde”. I’d much rather process fewer, larger fruits instead of a zillion tiny ones. For size reference — the net squares are 8″ x 8″:
None of the tomatoes are remotely close to ripe. The Oregon Spring are leading the pack, as usual:
Which are sharing a box with the Taxi:
Yellow Pear. They’re very small:
The salad table is limping along. The arugula all bolted despite the shade cloth. It’s gone now. What remains is the stuff that was getting crushed by the rampant growth. I’m in the process of rethinking how I’m approaching the salad table:
The Lemon Cucumbers have been dragging on the ground because they can’t reach the big trellis. We wound up repurposing the pea trellis. The pea trellis is now tied to the end of the larger trellis. I feel clever:
The Tromboncino are just now reaching the top of the 8′ trellis:
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