I have only been out to the garden briefly over the past few days to snip a few herbs for dinners and prop up and support the plants that the wind whipped around a bit. The tomatoes in the SFG lost a 2-foot high sucker. It has a cluster of blooms on it, so I placed it into a glass of water to see if it will sprout roots.
I went out to the garden this morning to snap a few pictures. The air feels humid and sticky thanks to the tropical air the storm brought with it.
The first Fast Break Melon that I have been showing the growth progress over the past few weeks has begun to develop its netting. I don’t expect it to grow much bigger now, but it should be the first to mature:
There are other melons that have already surpassed the size of this first one:
My little froggie friend popped out as I was peeking among the melon vines. I can’t believe he is still here. I hope he has plenty to eat. I keep a bowl of fresh water in this area for him just in case. After all, he’s a pickerel frog, not a toad. He’s should be living in water, not my garden:
The lettuce is still going strong thanks to the cool temperatures. I harvested the ones that looked like they were ready to bolt. We’ve been eating salads every day. The Royal Oakleaf lettuce plants have developed into these beautiful loose bunches:
The Romaine has doubled in size since last week:
All the peppers plants have survived their rough beginnings, and most have blooms now:
Sadly, it looks like my first pepper in the SFG has developed blossom end rot:
*Update* I posted this pic to the GardenWeb forums and from the couple of responses I have received so far, this is probably just natural coloring from the sun and NOT BER. I hope so! :)
The New Ace Hybrid bell pepper in the SFG box has a few small peppers growing:
There are a few eggplants growing:
Here is a baby cucumber:
I weed whacked the grass today, harvested a bunch of Royal Oakleaf lettuce for dinner, and pulled a few weeds in the traditional garden between the beans. I hope to pull the bolted spinach and plant more lettuce and cilantro tomorrow.