I have been maintaining my vegetable garden for 3 years at this house and 6 years at my other home. Just a small 8 x4 plot but enough to get some fresh veggies each season.
As usual I planted my favorites, tomatoes, basil, peppers, lettuce, eggplant and zucchini. It is the end of July and my tomatoes are on their way out, one plant is completely browned out. Wondering if that is due to the extreme heat or the fact I planted them in late april. Also something is eating my tomatoes for the first time right of the vine. I thought I had Fort Knox built.
What is most confusing is my Zucchini. The plant is growing vibrantly and I get baby zucchini but the fruit shrivels soon after the flower blooms. This has been happening since they started blooming. ANY THOUGHTS?
My eggplant is having a similar problem but the flowers are just dropping off.
My neighbor has a beehive in her backyard so I would think that would help with my pollination process.
The one new and exciting thing I have going on is Okra. I have never planted it before and I just picked my first one. Wow what a wonderful flower it produces. What I am most proud to say is that the seeds came from Thomas Jefferson’s garden in Charlottesville. Not sure how my friend got them but I felt compelled to try to grow them.
Anyone have any suggestions, I know zucchini can grow in my spot, check out my Zucchini from Mars Post.