August 14, 2010

Veggie Garden Update

Time to track the backyard garden happenings.   It’s been an odd summer – relentless heat and high humidity yet very little rain.  I thrive on balance and the garden agrees.  Not nearly enough rain.

Ok so…let’s talk tomatoes.

08 13 Tomato in the Sky

Last year they were a complete bust because Late Blight kicked them to the curb but things are better this year.

08 13 Beefsteak TAG
08 13 Beefsteak

08 13 Big Boy TAG
08 13 Big Boy

08 13 Brandywine TAG
08 13 Brandywine

08 13 Sugar Snack TAG
08 13 Sugar Snack

Love these!  Thankfully they are plentiful!
08 13 Sugar Snack 2

08 13 Sungold TAG
08 13 Sungold

08 13 Yellow Pear TAG
08 13 Yellow Pear

Now for the other veggie garden inhabitants…..

08 13 BroccoliWill it or won’t it?  We shall see.

08 13 Eggplant

08 13 Pumpkin Dunno about this.  Seems like it’s all male flowers.

08 13 Strawberry
Strawberry is making a second attempt.  I don’t even know where I got these so I don’t know what type they are but I’m guessing '”Everlasting”.

08 13 Zucchini
It was looking good and then the squash bugs made an appearance.  To the right in the pic is a decimated zucchini.  I have gotten two nice zucchinis.  Fingers are crossed.

08 13 Hydrangea
Blooms are abundant but color is fading.

08 13 Datura
The white Datura is happily blooming but I am still waiting on the purple.

08 13 Dat stems
I am just growing these for the 1st time this year and can see that the white and purple can easily be identified by the color of their stems.  See?

08 13 Morning Glory A favorite in it’s waning state.

08 13 Tree nest
Today I noticed activity in a tree by the creek.  It looks like nesting is going on!  About 20 feet from my deck.  I hope I get to observe them for a while.

And that is today’s garden report!


rose silver said...

All kinds of your tomatoes are really doing well. They are big and healthy on the photos. I love the eggplant. They are perfect and yummy. Your garden looks great with all of your healthy veggies.

melanie toy said...

Is there any difference on the taste of the different kinds of tomatoes? Why do you need to plant all of these varieties if you just need a tomato that gives what the taste you really like? I like your eggplant and the flowers especially the morning glory.

Maureen said...

Thanks Rose.

Melanie - Tomatoes do vary. Other than size, some are more juicy, some are better for sauces, etc. Plus, I like to experiment!

isabella cake said...

Yummy tomatoes! What do you call the last tomato that you posted? They are really cute and seem to have a unique shape. My pumpkin plants have many male flowers and I have only one female flower. I just hope that it will develop well.