I usually take my weekly pics on Thursday evening but last Thursday I was watching it rain. (Yay!!!!) And for several other reasons, that meant I didn’t get a chance to take pictures until this morning. Up before 6, I was shooting pictures and then hurrying to get Swimmer Girl on our church bus for a week-long mission campaign trip.
Then Mr. Official and I spent quality time at our old house, getting the landscaping shaped up so we can rent it again. (Another long story.)
So I’m just now sitting down and editing this week’s photos.
It’s a “that’s good, that’s bad” kind of story. Our record-breaking temperatures have taken a toll on the “first fruits” and caused a few problems.
Like this pepper – it’s supposed to be orange
but it’s not supposed to have a soft rotten spot on the bottom.
but not so attractive when you flip it over.
Here’s my one okra (the rabbits continue to nosh.) Mr. Official contends it’s poor soil also taking a toll, so I think I’ll plant a cover crop along this area, and look for okra to pickle at the farmers’ market.
and squash are plugging along, although I’m on guard against beetle and borer problems with them.
But the onions and carrots are doing okay.
And there have been some bright spots – the Black Krims are almost ripe
And Jimmy Nardello
is a funny fellow
The Sugar Sweeties are proving prolific:
So how is your garden doing? I’m afraid some of my earliest ripening tomatoes will suffer from blossom-end-rot; a combination of clay soil and our strange spring and heatwave. But we’ll keep plugging along – and enjoying the fruits of our labors!