The space that gave up the summer lettuces is now home to a couple of new leafy brassicas.
|Russian Hunger Gap Kale|
|Tronchuda Beira Kale/Cabbage|
Tronchuda Beira is generally marketed as a kale in the States but I've read that it is actually a primitive non-heading cabbage and it tastes more like cabbage than kale, at least in my opinion. I put out 2 seedlings of them also.
|Corsican, Italian Mountain, and Profomuo di Genova Basils|
|Speckled Blue Tepary Beans|
|Hopi White Tepary Beans|
|Tasty Treat Japanese Cucumber|
And I think that a glut of tomatoes is finally on the way.
|Golden Sweet Snow Peas|
A few more peppers are starting to ripen.
|IPK P 262 (Turkey)|
And the Aji Amarillo Grande is FINALLY sporting some pods.
|Aji Amarillo Grande|
And now the bad news.
|Aji Amarillo Pepper|
|Odessa Market Pepper|
And then there's the powdery mildew problem.
It has nearly defoliated a number of other plants.
And now too much sun is damaging the peppers.
So I've erected some lightweight Agribon over the plants that have been hit the hardest. I hope the added shade will protect the peppers enough to keep them from getting spoiled.
It seems like it's going to be a race between the powdery mildew and the rabbit to kill off the pepper plants this year. But, and this is just getting to be crazy, my dear sweet husband had to listen to me fuming about the DR and how I may just have to erect a hardware cloth barrier around the entire tomato/pepper bed. I don't know if I was really serious about my intent, but he said how much do you need and went out and bought me three 25 foot rolls of the stuff. Talk about the $64 pepper! Now I just have to find the time to put up the defensive barrier...
That's the latest, greatest, baddest news from my garden. See you next week.