Up until three days ago it’s been a very mild summer. The last three days have been in the mid-to-high 80’s. So far we’ve harvested basil, beans, and zucchini, which is normal for this time of year. We should have cucumbers in the next few days. The tomatoes and peppers are further away.
A view from the front right:
Peppers on the right, tomatoes in the center. More tomatoes in the middle-left. Cucumbers middle right.
From up the slope on the left:
The three tomato plants in the front from left to right are Roma, Oregon Spring, and another Roma. The left side of the garden is North, and that side of the garden has been more shaded over the last few years by the ever-expanding oak tree to the northwest. The Roma plant to the South is doing tons better and it’s not close.
From the house:
The big thing in the center is Fortex beans. They always do well, and we always save bean seeds for replanting in the early summer. The basil is poking out from behind the left of the cucumbers.
We also set up the Tromboncino Zucchini and Tomatillos to share a trellis with the idea that the pollinators would hit both and we’d see a better yield from the Tromboncino. There aren’t very many bees this year, so we’ll see how much it helps. What’s odd is all of the Tromboncino flowers were male a couple of days ago:
But so far so good anyway. The Tromboncino on the left weighs right around three pounds.
6 thoughts on “Container Garden Update July 31, 2022”
All your plants are looking really healthy, so wishing you a great natural harvest!
Maybe you need to plant some lavender or other bee attractor?
We do have lavender within about 30 feet (raised beds along the back fence). We have lots of assorted flowers too, plus the onion flowers. It’s strange.
Hmm. Might be because your “pocketed,” surrounded by a non-flowering greenbelt. Odd though.
Our neighbors on both sides have way less biodiversity in their yards than was the case a few years ago.
Especially to the north, where it’s been pulled out by the truckload.