The other half isn't so weedy and is much easier to get around in for quick and easy picking.
I'm adding cauliflower to the list of veggies I have tried to grow at least twice with no success. Perhaps I'll pass on the cauliflower next year. My father-in-law only 10 minutes from here grows them every year but I've never had any luck. The heads don't really develop properly then start to flower and make a very unappetizing smell that is quite noticeable even outside in the garden. They will be tossed out onto the compost pile very soon.
I bought these red cabbage plants %50 off for a pack of 6 toward the end of the planting season and thought, for less than a dollar, I would give them a try.
So far so good except the bugs seem to like them.
My peppers are still working on turning red.
Some of the chili peppers are ready as well.
Here's another victim of the hungry bugs this year. These are my sad looking brussel sprout plants after being nibbled up by little green worms.
I don't know enough about chemicals and vegetable gardening to do anything other than pick off the pesky bugs when I see them, but obviously that's not a very effective technique.
The tomato garden is doing so-so. Some of the early varieties are already done and some other varieties are just getting blossoms. I've been picking about an ice cream bucket full of ripe tomatoes twice a week. Earlier in the summer, some of the tomato plants developed some weird leaf curl thing and looked like they were dying. Most have recovered by now but are a bit behind in growth. I guess it's a good thing I planted 25 tomatoes.
The vine garden...
The zucchini and summer squash are finally starting to give up the ghost after producing like mad for the past month.
I'm still piling them up on the porch because I don't have room in the house but actually some of the porch squash are keeping better than some I have in the fridge.
Now for all you gardeners out there who wish to participate, either leave a comment on what's growing in your yard, or post a Monday Garden Club update on your blog. Don't forget to drop your link in the comments and I'll add it to this post.
Ma Vie Folle
Ma Vie Folle