The peas are dying off now, but we did manage to get a few snacks out of the spoils. Next year I’ll plan snap peas since you can eat the whole thing!

Garden, July 5

Garden, July 5

I couldn’t wait any longer to pull the radishes, because the eggplant was looking mighty crowded – they were super tiny, only a couple of gumball-sized ones. Ah well, they were yummy in a salad! The eggplant is much happier now too.

Garden, July 5

Garden, July 5

Garden, July 5

The only tomato plants that haven’t set fruit yet are the Reisenstraube – there are some pretty awesome clusters of flowers on them though! All the other tomatoes have fruit, but none have ripened yet. I’m feeling impatient.

Garden, July 5

Garden, July 5

Garden, July 5

Garden, July 5

Unfortunately, the zucchini and squash are a little sad looking – lots of powdery mildew, and fruit that shrivels after only a few inches. Since there are fruit, there should be enough pollination. I think it might just be that it was too early and they decided to peace out? I pruned the plants back quite a bit this past weekend, cutting off the worst leaves, and it looks like there are some bigger ones on there. It’s hard to grow zucchini in a container.

sad squash

We didn’t eat that one in the foreground, but the others were just fine in a noodle stir fry.

The long view, today:

garden, July 10

You can see the peas dying in the front corner there! I think I’ll rip them out this weekend and put in some beans.

garden, July 10

4 Responses to “Garden Update, July 10”

  1. Susan

    I’m not great with vine plants myself, though I’m trying the straw bale method this year and I have a couple cucumber plants doing okay in there so far. The lettuce and spinach was an utter failure, though! Oh well. Live and learn. Your patio garden looks great :)

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  2. Nancy

    I’ve been having the same problem with my zucchini. The squash have blossom end rot. Gently pull the blooms off after the fruit starts to form. It’s not a guarantee but it should help. :)

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  3. Iris

    My zucchini and pumpkins get powdery mildew every year. They’ll still set fruit, but I can’t leave it too long or they become affected and start going off. Still, all those small zucchinis are nice too! :)

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  4. David

    Peas is one of my favorite summer veggies. I started my little balcony garden this summer and have only tomato plant at the moment. Don’t know whether it is difficult to grow peas, but may give it a try next year.

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