|Pop up basil|
As I walked into the garden area at the gate, I glanced down and saw this basil that just popped up randomly along the fence line. The basil is in a raised bed about 4 feet from here. I guess a seed made it's way over to the fence and the conditions were just perfect. We love when nature finds a way, ha.
Got one eggplant (not enough to have a "Harvest Monday" post, ha) but there are about seven more on the plant, all in various stages of development, so it's bounced back nicely. I think eggplants are definitely something to put on the list for next season.
I thought I got some pictures of the jalapeño's but I guess I didn't, so please feel free to use your imagination. They are doing great, though this may be the last harvest week or so for them. They have definitely done well for us and obviously like the hot weather conditions.
|Squash in raised bed|
The surprise of the day was this squash plant. I gave up on the squash a few weeks ago because the raised bed they were in was getting too much water. I needed to redirect the water to the other beds to help them so I disconnected it and pretty much just stopped taking care of this one plant. Now of course, it's growing, getting big and there are three blossoms on it! Maybe the secret is ignoring it completely?
|Sweet potatoes in a container|
And lastly, I realized we haven't given an update lately on the sweet potato experiment. Here it is! In one container, they are getting huge and growing vines like crazy. The other container is slower growing. Not sure why, the fickle nature of plants I suppose. Anyway, this is a first time for sweet potatoes so I'm not sure how long we have to let them go before they are ready. I'll do some research on that but I can only hope that when we dump this out, it is full of those wonderful orange jewels...we absolutely LOVE sweet potatoes!