The eggplants are doing well, growing nicely and have blooms on them. These usually seem to do well, for us anyway, once it gets hot. They are kind of slow going at first then just go crazy and we end up with more eggplants every few days.
Look at this. Three jalapeños almost ready to be picked! We love a jalapeño added to a dish for a little heat. These should do well.
This is the tomatillo. It is COVERED, and I mean covered, in blooms and tiny tomatillos. There is no doubt that this plant loves our climate and conditions, so I guess we will make sure we learn some tomatillo recipes.
This is one of the tomatoes, and of course has green tomatoes growing on it already. I believe this is one of the Homestead 24 varieties, which again, does very well in our heat and humidity. We planted two of them just to have tomatoes for sure if the others didn't produce any.
Here is one of the cherry tomatoes, lots of yellow flower blossoms all over it so it is happy as well.
Remember a few weeks back I posted about the "black krim" heirloom variety and how it had the withered looking leaves? This is a closeup now, it's bounced back and looks like it will make it. It's a bit behind the rest, about half the size of the others, but it will hopefully come back.
The squash plants are the only two that seem to be struggling. They have yellowing leaves and were covered in blooms but have lost a few of those blooms. I'm thinking might not be enough water? Or too much water? Any suggestions?
Now that summer is
almost upon us (90+ degrees forecast every day this coming week). We have increased the watering to 30 minutes every day. It had been 30 minutes MWF and then I'd water extra on the weekend, but it seems like they need a bit more water.
The herbs are doing well and the sweet potatoes are still green. As we've said, this is more of a test right now to see if this remote control watering is going to work. As of now, it's 'so far so good'.