The garden is doing pretty well. During the drought I tried to keep it watered which, if nothing else kept the plants alive. Now that we have been blessed with cooler weather and a few days of rain it’s taking off. The growth I’m seeing now is what I would have anticipated a month ago. But I’m seeing really weird stuff
Like this watermelon
It looks like a gourd! Those set during the drought are all shaped this way. We’ve eaten one and it was fine, just shaped funny.
Lack of water?
I don’t know but it’s been entertaining to say the least. I’m hoping for enough for general eating and to try watermelon jelly this year.
The tomato’s and peppers have been producing steadily. I’ve been freezing or dehydrating the peppers but I'm thinking of trying my hand at canning some. But I don’t want picked peppers..cause I don’t have a peck. The dehydrator is loaded now with more onion and peppers. Hope the neighbors don’t mind the scent of onion because it’s plugged in out on the patio.
All summer the pumpkin have been covered with blooms, I mean covered. But only 2 are growing and one spaghetti squash for the efforts. I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong or if it’s weather related. I have 3 jack-o-lantern plants and 3 pie plants and 2 pumpkin growing?!?!?! Very discouraging to say the least.
Tonight we checked the cantaloupe I planted a month ago during our first heat break and it is doing wonderful. Has about 8 melons started so there is hope yet!
Can you believe I’ve no zucchini? I bought one at the farmers market and know of no one with extra! That’s a first for sure!
Looks like another heat wave is on the way & I’ll have to turn the AC back on as 89% humidity is not easy to sleep in