Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August garden

I think I shouldn't have fertilized the garden.  :)
The plants are taking over the yard.  The cucumber plants, which were so small a month ago, are now growing over the short wall onto the path and even over the tomato plants.  The tomato plants, which were supposed to be bush tomatoes, are growing over the side of the taller wall and onto the lawn -- until I move the vines back to the top of the wall.

I'm glad that I got tomato plants with a shorter yield time than last year.  We've already harvested about 20 nice large tomatoes -- which I've made tomato sauce from.  I added some giant marconi (sweet) peppers from the garden to the sauce -- and don't think I'll need to add much in the way of other seasonings.  The sauce is delicious!

I have no idea where the sweet potatoes are.  (They're covered by cucumber vines.)  But, the cucumber plants have yielded some nice, large, tasty cucumbers.  And, we've also been able to harvest some habanero and jalapeno peppers.  Plus, I evidently didn't do a good job cleaning the garden last year.  I've also been able to harvest some volunteer cherry tomatoes.

The peaches look ready to harvest.  :)  They've small.  But, the tree is still small.  I'm looking forward to seeing just how good those peaches taste.