With a late start, well into June,
after rebuilding all the frames and fence, we still managed to have
a successful season and a bountiful harvest.
(See July 1 blog entry for the back story)
The tomatoes were amazingly delicious, especially the cherry tomatoes, which were like eating candy. It was our first year for butternut squash, which grew well and we still have one more on the way.
The 4 eggplant matured late and are still producing, despite the beetles, with at least 8 more
to grow larger.
The 3 green pepper plants did well and produced 5 fruits each, even though they were in
the shadows of the basil plants.
The only issue we have is that the deer are somehow managing to jump or climb into the garden the last couple of weeks, eating the last few tomatoes and plants. Luckily, everything else is still intact. I added more fencing, more wire, but sadly still found hoof prints this morning.
As I was shooting these photos, the suspects were watching me from behind the pines and also eyeing my neighbors garden.