Despite sever drought conditions, the garden is doing fairly well. I know that it would be doing much better if I watered it every night, but with recommended water restrictions, I know that it doesn't make sense for me to risk running our well dry to water the garden. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed that things get better. And be thankful that the lack of rain doesn't effect my income. And of course, I am praying for all the farmers who are going to be tragically affected by this.
So, here is the status of the garden veggies. Onions and carrots are doing pretty well, the few carrots that were accidentally pulled while weeding yesterday are a little smaller than usual at this time of year, but not dramatically smaller. Zucchini are a little disappointing so far, there are tons of flowers every day, but no zucchini yet. Tomatoes have lots of blossoms and lots of fruit. Unfortunately the romas are already showing signs of blossom end rot. The peppers plants have lots of little peppers which are growing very quickly. Lettuce, swiss chard, kale and beets are very slow. As are the English cucumbers. The other two kind of cucumbers are flowering like crazy and have a few tiny cucumbers. Potatoes are covered in blossoms and I can see the ground starting to push up at the base of the plants. Looking like it might be a good year for potatoes!
Onions and carrots. Zucchini and tomatoes.
Peppers and Beets. Lettuce, swiss chard and kale.
What are these little ball things on my potatoes? I have seen them on potatoes before, but don't know what they are or why they are there.
Really hoping that these little guys start ripening before they are all consumed by blossom end rot.
The potato jungle! They are growing like crazy!