First, for the side straw bale garden, most of the action is in the front right greens bales (collards, kale, chard), and the rear squash bales. In fact, miracle of miracles, I picked our first zucchini today, as well as a nice white patty pan. I am fine with that - there are plenty of bales ready for later planted potatoes, radishes, and garlic - and the rabbit is still about. Plus, the pots of bush beans that I planted in the driveway are up and growing well. Most impressive may be the various hibiscus blooming in the rear!
Disease-wise, I've already reported on the demise of Dwarf Wild Fred and Dwarf Pink Passion. Others showing significant struggles now are Dwarf Blazing Beauty, Summer Sunrise, Sweet Adelaide, and Dwarf Purple Heart - but, still, I am delighted that so many are thriving - it's been pretty challenging heat this summer.
Lots of indeterminate tomatoes are ripening - my own hybrids, Chocky (from Cherokee Chocolate X Dwarf Mr. Snow) and Morty (from Summer Sunrise X Mullens Mortgage Lifter) are impressive - the former is a smooth 8 ounce red, and latter a near pound oblate pink. We are eating plenty of deck-growing Sun Gold, and Tiger Tom is blushing. I picked the first purple fruited selection from Burgundy Traveler (smooth and purple and round), Arkansas Traveler (round and pink and medium sized), Rosso Sicilian, Yellow White and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye.
There are peppers, peppers everywhere, but they are essentially all at the unripe color (except for Red Belgium...and there are blushing patches on Feherezon, Alma and Lydia). Padron is a machine - there is a bag of about 50 of them in the fridge. Finally, it was a monster eggplant harvest - 20 or so beauties, all sorts of shapes and sizes.