For those who may have missed the posts this weekend, things at the farm DIDN'T GO AS WE HAD HOPED. But we move forward don't we?
Here is the garden update:
|Herb raised bed|
Herb bed is growing like crazy.
We have more basil than we can use but hey, we're trying, loving homemade pesto that's for sure!
Got seven more jalapeños from the ONE plant. Have to figure out a fun way to take a picture of them. That one little plant has been prolific.
Garden note for next year, SEVERAL jalapeño plants!
|Huge okra plants|
Here are the two okra plants.
Can you say GIGANTIC? I'm not sure if it's okra or some kind of freaky bush that was mislabeled, ha. The stems are like tree trunks! Here's hoping we have some actual okra at some point.
Tomatoes however are done. These are the last ones harvested. There are some green ones but I think the plants are definitely done.
We also had a 'blow out' on part of the soaker hose. Not sure how long that's been happening but the ground around the bed was very wet and we haven't had any rain this last week. Had to fix that. It kept the eggplants from being watered so they are struggling a bit but we think they'll bounce back.
It's always something!
Oh, and several of you asked about the spider that rode around on my head and the side of my face for a period of time...
|Texas Banana Spider|
Yep, it looked exactly like this one. Beautiful in their own way but not something you would want ON you at any time...especially your HEAD!
Tomorrow a post about the sad demise of our bee colony.