Well, the garden is really cookin' (HA!). Apparently it was the hottest June Oklahoma has had since 1911. The heat has been pretty good for the tomatoes, great for the corn and super bad for the poor poor strawberry plants.
-a handful of fresh cilantro
-fresh squeezed lemon juice
-home grown garlic & onions
-salt & pepper
-and a whole bunch of home grown tomatoes
(cherry & standard sized).
Someday I hope to get it all from my garden, but this year I grew peppers that are MUCH too hot for me, my cilantro bolted in early june and well I don't know how to grow lemons here. (I guess I could get a dwarf variety and grow it in doors...)
maybe next year...
|not sure what this die off is about. The rest of this tomato plant is great though|
And now The Strawberries!
It's just not fair.
So, I moved them to the shady side of the house (the front) and I hope they will survive this super summer out there.
Another factor that seemed to play a roll was the type of container. All of the plants in plastic pots were much less stressed.
I may have to re-evaluate keeping them in terracotta pots... or not.
*** update: Terra Cotta Pot Sealer. I'm not sure how toxic it is, but it may be worth looking into.***
AND the EARS!!!
I have Corn Corn Corn!! And I did not have to grow it in a block! TAKE THAT CONVENTION!
Oh and there is more where that came from!
The 2nd crop just started pushing it's tassels out.
Here are 2 bonus pictures
|I love this Bell Pepper (Golden Bell) I haven't let them turn yellow though.|
I always pick them when they're light green.
|Brussels Sprouts! I hope they turn out because I really love to eat them.|