My other problem child in the garden is the eggplant. I'm pretty sure that flea beetles are eating them up. I'll be going out and dusting them with DE later today to see if I can knock the bugs back and give the plants a chance to recover.
|Sad, sad eggplant|
|This is the first tomato I planted this year in the herb bed|
|One of my cherry tomatoes, it keeps growing new suckers on the ends of the fruiting branches|
|Roma, Aunt Ruby's German Green, and Beefsteak tomatoes|
|Hungarian Wax pepper|
|This isn't even the biggest Nest Egg gourd|
|Tiny acorn squash|
|My first zucchini!|
|Itty bitty pumpkin|
|And they're off, the pumpkins are vining|
I have harvested a couple of cucumbers already, too. They were pickling cukes, but they still tasted yummy. I can't wait until I have enough to make my first batch of pickles!
|Pickling cucumber (or as Gabe calls them "little pickles")|
Let's see...what else is doing good? Oh yeah, the sunchokes I planted last week are starting to come up, which excites me. I've wanted to try them for awhile. The okra is flowering and even has one pod on one plant, I'll have to learn to make gumbo soon. The onions are bulbing up and we have pulled a few to use, but most will stay in the ground until they get bigger. My bush beans are flowering, so I should be able to start harvesting in a week or so. The pole beans take a little longer, they are just starting to vine, but they will produce through the summer. And, last, the corn is doing well. It's about halfway between my knee and my hip. I can't wait to have fresh corn on the cob to grill. It's the veggie that makes the biggest difference between homegrown and store bought. No corn in a store will ever be as good as corn fresh from the garden.
Anyway, that's it for today. I have tons of chores to get done. Blessed Be...