Finally, a day to do some catch up work outside.
Aren't these melons pretty! I wish I could remember what they are.
Picking more eggplant.
Here's a funny one.
Not my favorite kind - a lot of tough skin per inch of tender flesh, but it was all they had at the garden center when I needed to buy them; Japanese variety. They are producing really well, though, and withstanding the ferocious onslaught of flea beetles.
I just had to make sure they were about a foot tall before I planted them.
This was yet another really hot day, just like they've all been since April. I cleaned up around the back of the house, where the tree had fallen, so that looks a bit better.
We used some scrap left over from building this back porch to make more storage shelving underneath. I could not believe I didn't think of doing that for two years.
We wore our swim suits as we worked, so we could jump in whenever we couldn't stand things any more. This feels GREAT!
Time to go pick more peppers.
The lettuce still bolted, despite the shade cloth. This summer was just too hot.
YAY, more Swiss chard!
Tomatoes had a really bleak year with all the heat.
The Bright Lights chard never really recovered from the grasshopper invasion, though the plain chard did. I know what I will plant from now on.
I had a terrific start on my beloved Brussel sprouts, but not keeping up on spraying allowed the moths to decimate the entire crop. This smells really bad!
Here are some beds we never got around to planting. The mulch worked well, the paths are weedy, but that can be easily taken care of. Just so long as the plants are isolated from the weeds, I'm very happy.
Here is our pepper patch. Why do these things come in packs of six?
Next year, go in with friends.