Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How Does Your Garden Grow? - July 16

logo We've been having gorgeous weather--mostly sunny, not too hot, not humid. The garden likes it as much as we do!

Do you know what kind of plant this is? I bought it from a clearance shelf, and it was marked as California Wonder pepper. I'm skeptical, but I have no idea what it might really be! It has no flowers or buds, just leaves.

I'll start with the flower garden again. This of course is black-eyed Susan, which is trying to overtake the evergreen tree (on the right side of the photo).

Remember that I planted a Jersey Devil tomato plant? This is one of the tomatoes growing on it:

We have quite a few small green tomatoes at this point. This is one of the plum tomatoes:

This is the squash we picked today. We only have two plants! I still can't figure out the green/yellow thing, because we get some of each. (The tag for these "Eight Ball" squash show a picture of green squash.) The yellow ones have yellow flesh, and the green ones have white flesh; the fruits that have both colors of skin also have both colors of flesh inside. Weird, but still delicious.

Some of these cucumbers probably stayed on the plant too long, but this is what I brought in today:

All but one of these are already in cucumber salad. (I should update my Menu Plan Monday post to add cucumber salad to every dinner!)

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  1. Wow, great stuff! I've never seen a NJ devil tomato. Cool. And I love black eyed susan's. They remind me of my grandmother who passed away this spring.

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  2. Everything is looking so good Melissa! I do think that one plant is some kind of pepper. The leaves look like it anyway. I've never seen squash like that! We just grow the yellow crookneck. I'm picking some more of that for tomorrow's dinner. :)

  3. It looks like a pepper plant to me, but I can not tell one pepper plant from another. I have four different varieties and I have to refer to the seed packets to remember which is which. Some gardener I am, huh?

  4. Wow looks like your garden is doing much better than mine. It looks like a pepper plant to me as well - last year we had tons of peppers - even bought the same kind but for some reason we have only gotten 3 peppers off of one plant and no more flowers - same type last year we got maybe 30 from the same plant oh well. Your squash and cucumbers look great.

  5. Your garden looks great! Never heard of a New Jersey Devil tomato, looks interesting. Your garden looks like it's about a month ahead of mine. My Black-Eyed Susans are just in bud now. Can't wait for the cucumbers.

  6. Those round little squash are so cute, never seen them before :)

  7. Yummy veggies! I've never heard of a Jersey Devil tomato plant. Pretty funky looking tomato! :-)


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