Our weather has been variable this summer in Philly with lots of rain when it comes so I haven't had to do too much watering in the yard. Actually only 1-2 days. During this time, plants have to be tough. Most have survived without added water from the hose. Tomatoes and peppers although full of blooms haven't yielded any fruit yet. That's a disappointment. I'm keeping a journal in my head as to what worked for me this season and what didn't and some changes need to be made for next season. Unless some branches on Norway maples over the yards are cut, I don't need to keep trying vegetables in the yard. There is more shade in the yard than when I started growing in containers. Gardening is expensive and why plant things and they don't thrive. What I select to plant next season has to be selected based on what will grow well in shade. Lots of plants I bought this year didn't thrive or died.
I finally ordered my first fall bulbs before the best bulbs are sold out. Have you ordered yours?
|Blooms on black krim tomato in the yard. I've never seen this type of bloom before. Some tomatoes would be nice.|
|The package said these patio tomatoes were supposed to be short. They're still growing.|
|Tomatoes are still healthy with no blight so far.|
|Three small bunches of blackberries.|
|Blooms on the peppers.|
|Peppers are nice and healthy.|
|Rose being slowly eaten by snails, slugs, or unknown insects.|
|Not good to buy unplanned purchases because they sit in the yard waiting to be planted like this heuchera.|
|Can't kill mums. This one is from last fall. It'll live to bloom another season.|
|Some blooms indoors.|