I have finally picked enough tomatoes to fill a gallon ziplock bag. Normally by this time I’ve got several bags full.
Those giant cucumbers are very very good when picked young.
An interesting note: the plants sharing a tire with a sunflower are less happy than the rest of the garden. There are other plants in the garden equally unhappy, but everything sharing a tire with a sunflower is very unhappy. Including the one tire of jalapenos, even though the rest of the jalapenos are fine. I guess that my idea to spread the sunflowers around the garden instead of dedicating a tire or two was a bad one.
Something, I suspect a bunny, keeps trying to chew on plants, and then deciding they taste bad and leaving the cut off stalks to lay there. Its very annoying.
Melon run down:
Boule d’Or: plant is pretty happy, but I haven’t seen any actual melons form
Petit Gris: baby melons
Rich Sweetness: trying hard to hold on, at least one baby melon
Bateekh Samara: dead and no melons
Royal Gold Watermelon: plant isn’t happy, but its in a tire with a sunflower, its trying hard though
Golden Jenny: dead, bunny repellent failure (or maybe I forgot to treat it)
Noir d’Comes: had two melons! Something ate them. Plant very happy
Green Nutmeg: has a baby melon, plant reasonably happy
Kaho Watermelon: Cross your fingers!
I have to add, many many houses where I normally see noticable gardens didn’t bother this year, or gave up early. Its been a bad year for gardening.