July 17 was a good day for doing video updates - you've seen the overall, taken during a storm version, as well as the Indeterminate tomatoes. Here are the other individual crop types....starting with the hot peppers.
And here are the sweet peppers.
And, now on to the eggplant
next, the dwarf tomatoes (it was getting pretty hot and humid, so it is not as detailed as I would have liked)
You will notice that the news, in general, is typical - a mixture of good news and bad news, successes and some failures. That's gardening for you!....
Sure, the lawn needs mowing and weeds need whacking, but today is going to be just plain silly. Even at 7 AM, when I collected the paper, it is stifling outside. Right now it is approaching 8 AM and the temperature (82) and humidity (87) are combining to make it feel like 92 degrees.
No worries - today I have my occasional spot with Niki Jabbour on a Nova Scotia gardening show (
In editing/watching these, the heat makes me sound like I am dragging myself around! Oh well...you will get the idea. I will do a series of these, starting with an overall (not very exciting, but it does have the sounds of nature) update done during storm.
The garden is growing like crazy, so it feels like a good time to go a walkaround update video...I decided to chop it up into pieces focusing upon different gardens or crops.
First, here is what the main garden is looking like. (The video is uploaded but still being processed by YouTube as of 5:45)
Next, a few interesting flowers blooming around the yard.
Now, on to the driveway garden, starting with the border Indeterminate tomatoes.
Now, onto the eggplant and peppers in large pots also growing along the border, near the Indeterminate tomatoes.
Now, on to the double row of hot and sweet peppers in the middle of the driveway - including the various Islander dehybridization plants. (The video is uploaded but is still being processed by YouTube as of 5:30 PM)
And, finally....here is the rest - a double row of experimental hot peppers, and the various Dwarf varieties in grow bags in the driveway. (This one has been uploaded but is being processed by YouTube, so will take a bit more time to go live)
That's a lot of updating....if you have any questions, post a comment or send an email!
Off to weed the garden!
There is always a period of time in each gardening season when things look great - before disease, deer, drought, pests, hailstorms - you know, early on, when your garden at least partly resembles the gardens in seed catalogs and magazines.
Well, this is the start of that time...how long it lasts before the bubble bursts is anyone's guess! Here is a brief look at how things are progressing.
This is a bit longer than I thought, but it provides a good overview on what's growing and how things are doing. Here goes.....
And now for something completely different...
I always worry when I get interviewed for something but don't have a chance to read it before it runs......
Today, dashing between thunderstorms, saw more pepper planting...the garden is progressing well! Still lots to do - Dwarf tomatoes in the garden, in the driveway, and lots of experimental hot peppers in small pots for evaluating.
Still....better a bit late than never!