State of the garden on the last weekend of July

Went again this morning to water and harvest.

Still nothing happening with the eggplants: my dream of growing my own ratatouille this year may not materialize: I haven’t had any more zucchini, either.

But things are happening.

Slowly, my paste tomatoes are moving from green to yellow — and one of them is orange, on its way to red.

Ripening paste tomato

The sweet red pepper continues to get larger, but isn’t showing any signs of color change yet.

Sweet red pepper

Similarly, there’s still just one hot pepper, and it’s green.

hot pepper growing

There were a couple of flowers on the zucchini (both males) but no signs of any baby zucchinis.

zucchini blossom

Early girl tomatoes are still almost white.

Pale early girls

I did pick a couple of sweet millions, though!

Sweet millions ripening

I also harvested some of my mesclun mix, and all of 3 swiss chard leaves. A few more yellow beans.


Anyone want some dill weed? One of the things about not weeding constantly is that I’m finding I’ve got some useful things growing… like some mint (very difficult to eradicate) and dill, which is good for butterflies if no-one wants it.

Dill flower

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About pat

Visual thinker, first got interested in digital imagery in the early days of Omni magazine, back when it used to review what had happened at SIGGraph. I worked in the 3D software field for 23 years. Lifelong enjoyment of gardening grew over time; I was a Master Gardener (briefly) and had a vegetable and herb allotment garden in Toronto to grow vegetables, as well as perennial gardens at home. Gardening and enjoying fresh produce also raised my interest in cooking with really good local food. As more restaurants in Toronto are offering local fare, I enjoy dining out and sampling the visions the different chefs have.

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