A week ago we had 8-9 inches of rain in over a two day period and it resulted in some damage to a few of our peppers and tomato plants, and we lost over half of our potatoes due to them being ready and we weren’t able to get in there to dig them up, so lots of them started rotting in the ground, it was very disappointing. It seems though that most of our peppers will make it and only 1 tomato plant seems to have any lasting damage. Lots of the tomatoes that ripened after the rain had what they call blossom end rot. This is when the bottom of the tomato looks rotten, and is caused by uneven moisture levels or over watering, alas the 9 inches of rain we received. Though they should go back to normal once the water gets back to normal, we have also fixed our drainage problem so the garden will hold no water.
Even with all that trouble we still have a table full.
Here is the front of the garden after much work on DT’s part of weeding and moving some rows around to aid in drainage.
See the bottom of that tomato it has the start of the blossom end rot.
a few bell peppers will be ready in days
still getting lots and lots of zucchini
and we have this usual squash growing, it grows in a vine
DT thinks its an acorn squash, but I think its a cross between a cucumber and yellow squash, Any guesses?
We are also getting lots of cucumbers, I for-see pickles soon, very very soon.
Our white pattypan squash is doing so well, we fried some up the other day, wow were they good.
DT put a string to help hold up the green beans, which are growing like gangbusters.
This is the newly installed pip to aid in drainage.
Here’s one of the damaged peppers
and a bunch of yellow pear tomatoes, aren’t they cute. And sweet as can be. This plant was badly damaged see all the brown leaves, I am hoping it will make a full recovery.
and a back view of the garden, we have much more room now the potatoes are gone.
How’s your garden doing? Do you have good drainage set up?
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