Tennessee Vegetable Garden Update: It is time for my monthly vegetable garden update. Since Skeeter also does a vegetable garden, I have asked her to update us on hers as well. Her posting is below. So all you readers in Georgia can get two perspectives for the price of reading only one post!
Above is a sweet little red cabbage. I am very excited to see it growing. I planted a total of 13. Do you think I will be making a lot of slaw and kraut?
Here is a long view to the vegetable garden from the driveway. My PVC arbor is quickly being covered by a Sweet Autumn Clematis on the left, and a Double Carolina Jessamine on the right.
in the garden....
Georgia Garden Update: I am a bit disappointed with my Vegetable Container Garden. It is not thriving like we had expected by now. I am sure the horrible heat wave and drought conditions here in Georgia are somewhat to blame.
We have had Good Luck with peppers though. The Green Pepper and the Purple Pepper are doing well and should be ready to harvest any day now.
The Saint is clipping the Cow horn Peppers.
We have already picked some Parsley, Cowhorn and Gypsy Peppers and prepared them in a stir fry rice dish.
I am currently drying the remainder of the Parsley for future dishes.
We also picked a Jalapeno pepper but have yet to eat that pepper.
The Roma Tomatoes look pretty fine thus far but I am starting to see some yellowing of the lower leaves.
The Bush Goliath tomatoes are also looking fine but with some yellowing on the lower leaves as well. In this picture, the yellowing is obvious.
The cucumbers started out disappointing. The first cuke was round and looked like a ping pong ball! I removed it to give the baby cukes the energy they need to grow long.
The plant looks pitiful with its washed out yellow leaves but continues to bloom and produce baby cucumbers.
I almost pulled this plant but decided to give it a few more days and I am glad I waited as it has about 6 babies on it now! I just hope they hold their shape and don't become ping pong balls for me!
The Beans are producing but again, the leaves on the plant look horrible to me.
They are so washed out with watering every day in this heat. I put some fertilizer on them last night and the hot days are not as hot now so maybe, they will survive and be a good bean producing crop in time.
The gourds look healthy and have bloomed but no baby gourds as of yet.
The egg plant has had 6 huge beautiful purple blooms but they fall off and not producing anything either!
The Same goes for the squash.
Dave at the Home Garden, talks about male and female squash and pollination. This may be part of my problem. But I have bees buzzing all over the yard that should be doing their part to pollinate!
I have two plants in each container. I wonder if I should remove one plant to allow the other to have the entire container room for growth. What do y'all think?
Look at those pitiful zucchini plants. This is my second attempt at Zucchini as the first batch, yellowed, dried up and died on me.
While gardening in Germany, we had such great luck with Zucchini, Squash and Cucumber. This is a bit frustrating for us to have such bad luck here in our Container Garden. The Saint and I have laughed that next year we may just plant peppers and not deal with anything else. But only time will tell with another Vegetable Garden Update next month, In the Garden...