July Garden and Flowers!!!

As we move into the hotter months…

Most of the flowers have bloomed, but the garden is in full swing!

Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine

Lady Lucille Day Lillies

Lady Lucille Day Lillies

Apricot Leopard Lillies

Apricot Leopard Lillies

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

Hens and Chicks going crazy.

Hens and Chicks going crazy.

Star-Gazer Lily.

Star-Gazer Lily.

 

The Garden…

Snow Peas, Super Sugar Snap Peas, and Green Beans have been picked and eaten, they are done for the season, and they were yummy!

We have had numerous salads with our bibb lettuce and gourmet greens. Bruce picked the first kohlrabi and Sun-Drop tomatoes.

Green Peppers, Cubanelle Peppers, Peppercini, Sun-Drop Tomato, Snow and Sugar Snap Peas.

Green Peppers, Cubanelle Peppers, Peppercini, Sun-Drop Tomato, Snow and Sugar Snap Peas.

The other night for dinner we stuffed peppercini’s, jalapeno’s and cubanelle peppers with cream cheese and/or mozzarella cheese, wrapped them in wonton wrappers, lightly fried, then heated through in the oven…delicious.

We paired the stuffed peppers with chicken fajitas…using green peppers from the garden.

So nice to walk outside to pick from your own “grocery store”!!!

Green Peppers.

Green Peppers.

Peppercini.

Peppercini.

Jalapeno.

Jalapeno.

 

Kohlrabi.

Kohlrabi.

Summer Squash.

Summer Squash.

We are a bit disheartened…

 

Tomato plants over 4 foot tall....

Tomato plants over 4 foot tall….

 

With our tomato plants, they are huge, the largest that we have ever had in our garden. We only planted 4 plants this year, usually I plant about 20 and make salsa and spaghetti sauce. But this year we chose only heirloom tomato plants and were very picky about the type. They grew big and beautiful and there are hundreds of blooms.

But we noticed that one of the plants had a problem at the ground line, it was turning brown and constricting. Thinking it was the ants, that have moved into the bed, we used cinnamon and hot pepper powder to keep them away from the plant…then we used a pesticide…which I try not to use any un-natural products on the garden…but to no avail. That plant died…now we are seeing the same issue on the plant next to it…

Look at the stem..

Look at the stem..

This plant will die soon too…and there are so many green tomatoes and blooms, it just breaks my heart. The research that I did on the internet seem to indicate “damping-off” or “blight” and that it may infect the soil.

Have you seen this or experienced this before? If so, how do I treat the soil after harvest so this will not happen again!!

How is your harvest this year????

Let me know!

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